I think that my love of writing comes from my love for reading. I remember as a girl wanting to go to the public library as much as I was allowed to go!
I grew up in the era in which one could ride a bike from one end of town to another without much worry. So my bicycle seemed to be set on an old fashioned GPS setting of sorts to the incredible building.
When I walked in our beautiful library, I was immediately engulfed in peace. The quiet often soothed my troubled soul. Ahead of me was an adventure just waiting to happen! I walked between the aisles of books and breathed in the smell that only a true reader of books would understand.
Adventure, romance, comedy, news, encouragement…..the whole world was afforded to me in this place. A product of a broken home, which often seemed very broken … this place was my haven, my safe place.
I will forever love the library. And I will forever love reading. My preference is a “real’ book. I know a lot of people like audio books and digital downloaded books, but holding that book in my hands and turning the pages will always be my preferred method.
Alas, as a reader who does not have enough room in her house for ALL the books I want to read, I have succumbed to the pressure of buying a Kindle several years ago. And now as an author, my books are offered in this format.
No one was forcing me to do this…I was just greedy in my book collection and needed room. It made sense. So currently I have over 400+ books downloaded, and that doesn’t include the AMP Bible, two dictionaries and several reference books.
And I have a tendency to read more than one book at a time, so having them all in one place is a bit convenient.
Since I plan to add more to my collection, I had to share these discoveries! If you are like me, this has infinite possibilities!
This includes unlimited reading, plus unlimited music. There simply are not enough hours in the day!
Reading….how many books in your collections? Do you agree that readers are often writers?
~Be Encouraged Today~