One of the greatest feelings in the world, to me, is getting lost in a superb book.
I have a nice fireplace that I love to get going when I read books.
I have a comfortable chair there as well. I don’t let anybody watch television in our room with the fireplace because I love nothing as much as quiet when I am in the room. It feels great being able to escape from the worries of life for awhile as well as be gone for hours when studying books… The fireplace always keeps me comfortable as well as the crackling of the flames is honestly relaxing! Sometimes on the mornings when it is too moderate to use the fireplace, I will even turn on the air conditioner a little bit just so that I can still go on using our fireplace! I guess that seems entirely ridiculous, however I genuinely do appreciate using our fireplace that much. I have even had my teenagers ask me questions like “why would I waste the A/C when I am using the fireplace at the same time?” They say it’s basically the same as using a gas furnace as well as air conditioning at the same time. This doesn’t make any sense to them. However, while it might be honestly similar to that, to me, it’s not the same. It allows me to appreciate the comforting feeling of the fireplace which I don’t necessarily get from the gas furnace, perhaps when they get older as well as have a nice fireplace of their own, they will understand.