Thursday, February 20, 2014

Spin Cycle: ES-CAP-EH

Es-cap-eh.  You know that's spelled just like escape.  Ten points to the person who knows the movie that comes from.
Nick and I es-cap-eh from work all the time. There are days when I wish I could just escape into a good book and not worry about anything else--kids, dishes, hubby, work, any of it.  But life intrudes and I don't get those escape days nearly so often any more.
Reading has been my go to escape since I discovered books that didn't have pictures in them. I was maybe 9. After I read through my mom's library, I moved on to haunting the real library, both county and school. I was the stereotypical bookworm.  I always had a book with me for stealing that few minutes between classes in middle school and high school. Books were a very effective escape from the unpleasantness of catty girls, arguing parents, anything really.  Books became some of my best friends.  They were consistently there, never criticized or teased me, and new ones were terribly easy to find.
Nothing calms me like the potential of a good book.

I can escape so far into a book that I can block out most outside distractions--so much so that Nick has had to say my name multiple times to catch my attention at times.  I try not to get that immersed now that there are kids around, but sometimes a book will still suck me in.
I love vacation time--be it camping or a bigger trip--because I usually get reading time. Actual reading time in chunks, not minutes. It's an escape, recharge time, and it does good things for my soul. 

I would love to spend time reading here.

I've spent lots of time reading in camping spots like this one.
I know I'm getting out of touch with myself when reading doesn't hold much appeal. It's times like those when I make myself read an old favorite. This will usually lead me to other books and then I start perusing the Kindle books I have collected and find a book that catches my eye and off I go.
There are several kinds of es-cap-eh option out there.  My books are relatively inexpensive and always at hand. What kind of escape do you like to make?  Got another take on escape? Spin it up and link it up with Gretchen and Ginny Marie, would love to have you!
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6 comments:

Magical Mystical MiMi said...

I feel so fortunate to live in the very place I dreamed of es-cap-ehing to my whole life. I don't know that I have another es-cap-eh route waiting for me but this definitely is making think about it. :)

Magical Mystical MiMi said...

I feel so fortunate to live in the very place I dreamed of es-cap-ehing to my whole life. I don't know that I have another es-cap-eh route waiting for me but this definitely is making think about it. :)

gretchen said...

Dang, I hate it when I don't get a movie reference! You've got to tell me what it's from! I agree that a good book + a beach/mountain view = perfect escape. Love it.

Ginny Marie said...

Ha, I thought Gretchen would be able to tell us the name of the movie for sure! I don't know, either! I love escaping into a good book. Reading is one of my favorite things to do!

Sharon Mayor said...

I love to escape inside a book also. Even if it is only during nap time, at least it is a break from real ife.

Since I lose just about everything, my books are all e-books from the library. Overdue? No fine or paying for a new book. I have purchased several books from either the children's or adults section at the library.

Sharon Mayor said...

I love to escape inside a book also. Even if it is only during nap time, at least it is a break from real ife.

Since I lose just about everything, my books are all e-books from the library. Overdue? No fine or paying for a new book. I have purchased several books from either the children's or adults section at the library.

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