December 2, 2012
Unplugged and recharged

This weekend I’m bed-ridden. Yes, I’m stuck here, on this abnormally-warm December weekend when the last thing I want to be doing is lying on my couch with my knee propped up above my heart to reduce swelling. So what’s a girl to do?

Read, of course.

I unplugged (save for this blog post) and recharged my mind by devouring words.

First, I got caught up on my magazines. I was a week behind with TIME and a month behind on National Geographic and Indianapolis Monthly. Then, it was on to a book that I’ve been excited to read for a long time, but finally borrowed from our Novel Conversations book lending library — The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

The book, which has won a number of awards and helped propel Indianapolis-based Green into YA literature cult status, lives up to the hype. And although I’ve shed some tears (it’s about young love and life and the cast of characters is from the same Cancer Support Group), I’ve definitely recharged my mind — which is the best thing that can happen from unplugging.

Indiana Humanities is participating in the December Think Kit challenge by writing something every day based on a writing prompt provided by the folks at SmallBox. This post was written by Kristen Fuhs Wells, director of communications.

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