If eyes are considered ‘the windows to the soul’, surely the books we keep on our nightstands could be seen as ‘the doorways to the mind’. Or perhaps this is just something true of me.
I had to laugh the other day when I noticed which three books were currently stacked beside my bed. They certainly seem to accurately represent my current state of mind.
It’s a little unusual for me to not have any fiction represented here, but perhaps that’s ‘mind revealing’ in itself. Anyway, enough of my ramble … here’s my current nightstand books:
- The Anti 9 to 5 Guide: practical advice for women who think outside the cube (Michelle Goodman) – This is the book I’m currently reading, for inspiration, motivation and for a little directional help. I’m an anti nine-to-fiver from way back, but sometimes it’s a hard world to shift away from.
- My Heart Wanders (Pia Jane Bijkerk) – While I’ve already finished reading this one, it’s a beautiful book I like to keep close by for ready and random page flicking. It’s a lovely way to remember that chasing dreams is important and can lead to the most wonderful of things.
- The Joy of Less (Francine Jay) – I just finished reading this last week, but I’m not quite ready for it to move over to the bookshelf. I like to refer to it from time to time, especially if I find myself weakening on the whole ‘getting rid of unnecessary stuff’ front. Although I must say that I’m surprised at how well I’m adjusting to the minimalist mindset.
Do you want to share which books are currently on your bedside table too?
If so, that would be grand … I’d love to know what books are currently keeping you (and your mind) company.