Welcome to The Walking Reader

Welcome to my world!

Thanks for visiting The Walking Reader site.  It seems to me that we can often whizz through life rather too quickly, not having time to think about much at all. My intention therefore is to offer the opportunity of a few moments in time to stop, read, reflect and think.

Two things I love very much are walking and reading. (I try not to do either at the same time, as I tend to fall!!) I find that I think better when I walk and that reading stimulates me to think more deeply. Both of these things take my mind and soul on wonderful, stimulating journeys. Mostly, I do both these activities alone – for me they are times when I can feed my inner self and nurture my soul.

My other great passion is writing – so when I’ve been reading or after a walk, I can bring my thoughts to my keyboard. As I write I can refine them and better articulate them. Call it processing if you like. For over 20 years I’ve kept a journal, but I find now I want to be able to share some of my thinking. It could be that something of my thinking chimes with yours.

So this site is really about Journeys. Journeys into books and Journeys over hills, into woods and along coastlines. But it’s also about Journeys of the Heart and Mind and Soul. Latterly, it has become about my own Journey into being a Cancer Patient – having been diagnosed with Uterine Serous Cancer at the end of November 2018. Not something I bargained for at all! And definitely a boring nuisance of a thing.

Please comment on anything you read. I love to hear what others have to say, and do please share if you like anything. It’s easy to use the Social Media buttons on each post.

Please note – all of the material on this site is my own and should not be copied and used for any purpose without my written permission – thank you

(©) Beverley Jepson-Playle 02/01/2019

3 thoughts on “Welcome to The Walking Reader”

  1. Inspirational as ever. You make me realise that though I share your passions for reading, walking and writing I don’t do nearly enough of any of them. Like so many things in my life they exist mainly in my head!

    1. Thank you for your encouraging comment, Jill! Well there’s no problem with things being in your head, especially if they’ve arrived there via your heart. I would urge you to write though – just brings so much joy. Don’t be afraid of ‘not getting it right’ – just do it!!

  2. Reading and walking. Two past times which are so undervalued and which offer such peace, escapism and the opportunity to learn. I know that sounds a bit highfalutin’ but it’s true nonetheless. Of course, having two Labradors means that you need to get out walking even if you don’t always feel like it. Books also make the best of friends.

    Keep up the good work, keep safe on your travels.

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Thoughts and reflections on my own reading and walking and all sorts of other personal journeys!!