Happy National Book Lover’s Day!
Do you consider yourself a book lover? I definitely consider myself a book lover! My love affair with books began before I could read. I was fascinated with all books, at that time I just enjoyed the beautiful pictures or artwork between the front and back covers of the books I chose. I got downright giddy when my parents would get a Little Golden Book down off my shelf and read to me!
Then I learned to read for myself. Oh, what a joy! I was able to read a book and hide the story in my heart. I could visit amazing places I had never heard of before, and meet people who I may have never had the opportunity to meet. When I was around 12 years old my Aunt Becky gave me the whole set of Little House On The Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. That day was a happy day for me! I had seen the Little House shows on TV, but hadn’t read the books. Those books made reading one of my favorite things to do! I devoured them. I am now 41 years old and I still reread those books from time to time. Yep, they are still THAT good!
In high school I felt like we actually had a great library in our school. I feel like my friend, Livy, and I checked out every book in that place. She loved reading as much as me, and still does. There was one book in particular that she and I took turns checking out. One of us was reading it constantly. That book was Say Goodnight Gracie by Julie Reece Deaver.
Fast forward to the present. I read more now than ever before. I have many health problems and I’m sometimes housebound for days at a time. I truly believe that God put a love for books and storytelling deep in my heart because He knew I would need books to keep me company later on in life. For that, I am, and always will be, grateful. So, yes, I do consider myself a book lover. I love slipping between the pages of a novel, falling deep into the story, and not coming up for air until the author has exhausted her imagination.
Let me know in the comments if you are a Book Lover. I may do a giveaway next week!
There are many good things coming up on the blog. My reading goal for the rest of this month is to finish up The Healing Jar by Wanda Brunstetter and read The Prairie Sky series by Cynthia Roemer. Maybe you would like to read along with me. I hope you’ll continue to visit my cyber home. It does my heart good to know you’re reading!
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