Books – the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity. ~George Steiner
Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.” ~Helen Exley
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. ~Henry Ward Beecher
One of the best things my mother ever did for me was foster my love of reading and of books. Once I learned how to read, she always made sure that I had plenty at my disposal. She bought me “Classic’s for Kids” when I was in the 4th grade. Pretty sure I was the only 4th grader who fell in love with “A Tale of Two Cities” and “The Works of Edgar Allen Poe”. Its an amazing gift she gave me that I will forever be thankful for.
You can escape into a book for however long you desire. They give comfort, enjoyment, cure boredom and massage your brain into thinking. I borrow books from the library, but I prefer to own them. Hey, some people collect salt and pepper shakers, so no judging 🙂 I love my stack and shelves of books. I love marking the pages. I love re-reading a book I haven’t read in a few years and looking at it in a completley different way then I did the first time.
My good friend Nancy is a an amazing writer and published author. When I bought her book and held it, I was in complete and utter awe. She followed her heart’s desire and has a piece of immortality.
Someday, when I am a published author, I hope that my book is on someone’s shelf too.
Book’s are a fevered passion of mine.