Day three of being thankful - and I chose BOOKS. So far my order has been: God, Husband, Books. Yes - in that order.
I thank God everyday that I have a voracious appetite for reading. I am always blown away when people tell me they don't read, or have time to read or they only read magazines. I just look at them like they have a third eye.
When I have a little extra money I always purchase a few pieces of jewelry and books. It is my little indulgence.
I love how I can be transported to a another place, another time - and just get involved with the characters.
Do you remember your first "big book?" Mine was the Count of Monte Cristo. It was an abridged version, and I was only 8. I was fascinated with this brave man - and really felt my heart pounding as I read the different scenes. Later I read the book - Ballet Shoes and the Choose Your Own Adventure series.
I always attempted to read the bible cover to cover and I will admit - I have not done so. I have read most of it, and heard the rest in mass - but never actually sat down and tore through it. The Old Testament usually wears me down. lol
When I was about 10, I began really getting into books about other countries - their cultures, etc would fascinate me. I decided then and there I would have to visit each continent at least once. Right now I have set foot on 3 - have a few more to go!
In early high school I began reading silly self help books for fun, and then historical romances. Classics began to intrigue me by 11th grade - and college introduced me to the big boys. Since then, I dive into a new book each week. If I actually had more time - it would probably be two a week.
So on this Saturday - I am most thankful for books.
PS - thanks again for hanging in there with me as I vented in the last post. I was just ticked off about something - got it out - and now it is a distant memory. Don't you just love writing and sleep? It is a miracle fix.