I read for many reasons and yes, sometimes it’s for a bit of escapism. I usually turn to fiction (mysteries, in particular) but today I actually had to put my book away and go read something totally different.
I’m very close to finishing After The Quake by Haruki Murakami but after being glued to NPR all day and hearing about the tragedy in Haiti, I feel like this is just too close for me. The book doesn’t necessarily go into details of the devastation of that particular earthquake that hit Japan in 1995 but still it’s in the background and well I just couldn’t read about that today.
Anyway my thoughts for healing go to the people and in case anyone wants more info on how to help, here’s a great link.