Reading a book can bring relief from the stressful Christmas holidays. 

In an October salute to National Book Month, bestselling author Warren Adler shared this video about the importance of reading.  As warm temperatures turn to winter, it’s the perfect time to put on some cozy slippers, have a cup of tea (or wine) and curl up on the couch with a good book. It’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of everyday life and forget to enjoy the little things. Many of us put our relaxing hobbies like reading on the backburner. Reading has the power to take you to another place and help you forget about any stress going on in your life in the real world. Even during the hectic holidays, reading can be especially rewarding, offering a quiet escape from stressful shopping, parties and family events. Pick up your favorite books and make some time to read them. Get to any new books you have been meaning to read.