Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Are you a reader?



Are you a reader?
I have loved books for as long as I can remember. My Mom used to take me to Houston Memorial library when I was a young child in the early 60's. It was a huge old house with giant white columns, a mansion I guess you would call it in our small town. We would both get books every Saturday morning. When I turned 12, I was allowed to have my own library card and go by myself. Back in those days, a kid could walk anywhere in town and be safe. It was exciting to me. I could not wait to get home and dive into a Nancy Drew novel and be part of her adventure, or visit a faraway place in another book.
Books have taken me places I'll never see, introduced me to characters that seem to be friends by the end, and told me love stories that make me believe anything is possible. I wish my granddaughters were readers, but out of five girls, each one would rather be doing more active things.
Books make me laugh, cry, think, and want to live my life in a new and better way, I have a kindle full of unread books, yet I always go for the hardback or paperback. It is what I love. It comforts me. The battery doesn't die and I love it. If you are a reader, we in some small way- have a connection. If not, you are missing so much. A reader I am, and a reader I hope to always be.