Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thankful for Books

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.


Karen said...

Thanks for visiting my blog:) I used to be a voracious reader but this past year realized that when I eat I snack. Sigh. I have a huge stack of books in my bedroom, waiting for me. said...

Hi from LBS Tea Party! Just thought I'd say hello as I also have a voracious appetite for books. Unfortunately I also speed read so they don't last long. Luckily blogs are filling in some of my reading needs and now Dear Old Hubby doesn't have to buy me so many.
I am your newest follower (eek that sounds scary) and look forward to reading more.

Bossy Betty said...

I love, love, love books too!

Ashley Sisk said...

I feel the exact same way about books. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

RaleighRoxStar said...

Hi Nicole! Thanks for stopping by Mindful Banter as part of the Lady Bloggers Tea Party. It's been fun getting to know new women bloggers.

I really love to read, too. In fact the hubby and I were just discussing the need for a new bookshelf to house my growing collection.

Reading doesn't require tons of time. You can do it anywhere! Nor does it require lots of money. Long before I began building a personal book collection I was a regular at the library as a child.

Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

I am down to one book not read in my book case. I have many series that I follow. I just adore what is known as Cozy Mysteries. I think the one thing that is tearing me up at being so broke is not being able to go to the book store and buy a new book. I know there are libraries, but for me there is such a thrill to go to the book store, explore and then purchase that book. I can hardly wait to get home and start reading. But I do...the perfect time for me is after I retire for the night. The cats are purring and "kneeding" the blankets , all is quiet and I can just escape my life in the pages of a wonderful book. I shall now have to go to the library, and that is ok...but will miss owning the actual books.

Anonymous said...

I love books, and I am incredibly happen to have them all back in my possession. Yay!! I reread books over and over and over. It's crazy, but every time I reread Anne Rice, I learn something new. It's amazing.


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