Clear Your Shit: Reading by the Spring (Free Book or a Break)
By the time the last of the sand fills the bottom half of the hourglass Heather and I have closed our books, satisfied at a job well done and a book completed. The elves haven't finished, but we can see the annoyance on their faces as they start to finish one by one. The leader stands with a huff but thrust out their and. I shake in in a sign of truce and watch them walk away, glad to be rid of them finally. I'm ready to get away from this place and keep traveling toward the witch's tower. I do not want any more surprise guests, Especially the wizard. We head out of the grove and just past the tree line I notice a scroll in the grass. The elves must have dropped it and since they are thankfully nowhere to be seen I unroll it. Finders keepers right? It appears to be a map, but I tuck it away for safekeeping and continue on. After traveling a surprisingly short distance Heather and I both realize how tired we already feel. It looks like there's another small band of tents in another clearing nearby. It appears to be a rest stop for travelers. How convenient. Chris, the proprietor welcomes us with fresh spring water and a comfortable place to relax as well as a small stack of books to read or barter for. I decide to do both and after trading a few interesting baubles I found on the road I settle in to read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Another break sounds nice after the morning we've had.