I’ll be the first to admit it, I spend a lot of hours in front of a computer screen, it’s part of my job. I will also freely admit that I spend a lot of hours that aren’t work related in front of it. There always seems to be a project that needs to be worked on, a paper that needs to be written, or a blog post that needs to get finished.
So this week I decided to take a break from all my online reading, and there are a lot of great sites that discuss Freemasonry out there, and hit the books. You remember those things right? I used to spend a minimum of an hour a day reading offline, a lot of it was fiction but as my collection of books on Freemasonry has grown I thought it was time to get back to that time honored tradition of shutting of the screen and read.
I have a number of books and opted to start with a book from Carl Claudy, in particular his Introduction to Freemason Vol I – Entered Apprentice. I have to be honest, I had picked up all three of the books in the series some time ago and while they are within easy reach I haven’t read them. In fact I have a number of books like that on my shelf, books I’ve partially read (with the bookmarks still in them), and those that I haven’t started yet but picked up because I thought they would make a good addition to my collection.
After the last couple of evenings splitting time between Claudy and my ritual, I have to say I didn’t realize just how much I missed reading from a book and I’ve decided to make it a daily habit once again, 20-30 minutes at a minimum each night with a book. I plan on sharing what I’m reading and maybe a thought or two about the books I’m working through or finishing along the way – look for those in a separate set of posts going forward.
So, what are you reading? Any suggestions for where I should go after finishing Claudy’s Introduction to Freemasonry?