Bathtub Reading

Bathtub Reading

My bathroom is tucked under the coombed ceiling of my top floor, so instead of taking a quick shower in the morning, I allow time for a leisurely bath. And I always have one or more books designated at “tub reading.” These titles tend to be thoughtful, reflective kinds of books, something to ponder at the beginning of the day. Often they’re books that I return to again and again, each time finding new insights for my life.

Currently I’m reading Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity by poet David Whyte. Other favorites include Mystics: Ten Who Show Us the Ways of God and Song of the Sparrow by Murray Bodo and Prayer: Our Deepest Longing by Ronald Rohlheiser.

Where and when do you take time for reflective reading?

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About the Author

Diane M. Houdek is Digital Editor for Franciscan Media as well as an editor in the book department. She is the author of Lent with St. Francis, Advent with St. Francis and Pope Francis and Our Call to Joy. She is an avid knitter and spinner and shares her home with four rambunctious dogs. Born and raised in Wisconsin, she has tried her hand at urban farming and a host of other pursuits and hobbies.