Monday, November 9, 2015

Does your head lean to the right?

Books.

My home has always been filled with the aroma of printed paper. Ever since I was a young child, a book was a friend who would go with me and fill my life with entertainment. Books capture my imagination and take me to places I will never visit. I relish entering into the lives of characters who often defy odds. 

When we travel, I make it a habit of searching out places where older books are sold. I found a half price book store in Minnesota, and there's always a wide variety of books at the Goodwill or Hospice thrift stores. Have I found treasures? Yes, I often find out of print books or by some of my favorite authors. 

One thing has perked a question in my mind. With all of the ebooks on Kindle and other hand held devices, what is happening to the printed word? Will we still go to the library or book store to acquire a solid, page turning book? Maybe one day books will become obsolete, but for now I think not. I recently went into two thrift stores, and is my habit, went to the book section. As I stood there, head leaning to the right searching out titles, the whole section filled with people. It becomes a bit of a treasure hunt, mostly because the books are not sectioned. But oh the fun and thrill of finding that one special prize. A title, or an author that will take me away to places where my imagination will fill in the gaps. 

Let's not lose the love of books. I've passed that love on to my children. And I hope they will pass it on to the next generation.

5 comments:

Patty@inStitches said...

Have loved books my whole life! My Mom used to say I was early to potty train - sit me down with a picture book or magazine and I would stay put for a long time.
You can learn anything if you love to read - absolutely everything is in a book somewhere. Tried the Kindle thing and while I like the large print - nothing feels as good as a real book!

living from glory to glory said...

Great post as so many of us enjoy holding a book and adding my thoughts at times. I heard a librarian tell me that even the library have stopped buying books... Yikes
Blessings, Roxy

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

My favorites are still children's books that are well written and full of beautiful illustrations. They're getting harder and harder to find.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I have loved books ever since I can remember, Jocelyn. They are like friends. I usually read them more than once too especially if a story has really whisked me away to a very pleasant place. I can't read books on the computer or any electronic device. I like to have my book in my hands. Hubby feels the same way although he does read articles on the 'Net. I have always wanted to have a library in my home but the closest we have come to that is book shelves in the office. Thanks for sharing with us and have a lovely day.

Autumn blessings,
Sandi

Kelsie Kleinmeyer said...

As a teacher, I love books SO much! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Alder Collective- we'd love to have you link up again this week!