“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
I love books. Anyone who knows me, knows this. Currently I have 3 books next to my bed. One that I am reading, one that I need to read and the other? It’s there just because I can’t wait to read it. Sometimes the anticipation of a good book, motivates me to get other things done so I can read! Sometimes, more likely than not, I skip the other things and just read!
Yesterday was “World Book Day“. It was suggested that we share a book with a friend. The obvious beauty in this is that you now have someone to discuss the book with. In January, I joined and went to my first book club. I was so excited before I went (not gonna lie!) feeling fairly self-important, I strutted around for a few days before like George Jefferson from the “The Jefferson’s” making sure everyone knew I was going! I even read Oprah‘s etiquette on book clubs! My book club has actually been even better than I anticipated. It is a warm, spirited group of women that share my love of books and as we continue to meet, we are finding that books are only one thing we have in common!
I have learned that although the act of reading a book may be solitary, the gift of sharing it can be a truly bonding experience.
“So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall.”
— Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory