I love to read.
I can devour a good book in a day if it's worth it.
Hubs always says I waste them by reading them that fast but how can you not?
It's like I can't wait to take in all of the story_ all of the info.
I like fiction but I really like non-fiction.. something about the learning part that I can't get enough of. Taking away even a small tidbit of something real and tangible can be life changing.
My parents divorced when I was really young and my mom likes to say that she brought me to the library and read to me to keep herself sane. Reading helped her to focus on something other than
what all was going on around us. So I would pick out the limit of books we could check out_
which was a stack of like 15, and we would curl up usually in her bed_ and she would read til'
I told her I had had enough. I think that's probably where my love for it came to be.
I want and hope for my kids to have that same love of a good book.
I see my daughters especially of late really getting into certain books and I love it.
Just last night Kayli had to tell me of an event in her book called "Ida B" where a family is forever changed by a mom who has cancer. So in between watching the CMA's and commercial breaks I
would read a bit here and a bit there to her. Both my girls like for me to read because it helps them
to get through the book quicker. And I like it because we get to discuss certain things that are happening in the story and it leads in to those teachable moments.
It's been awhile though since I've gotten caught up in a good book.
And I thought for Christmas I may add a few to my wish list.
So what's been a great book either you've learned the most from(other than the bible) _
been the best read_ or that is the "one" you would hold onto if getting rid of all the rest?
I can't pick just one... I have issues with picking a 1 favorite thing... because it leaves out too much else that I like. And the above picture are all some books I've read within the past year...
all having goodness within.
But the last book I read was "one thousand gifts" by Ann Voskamp and I would say it's a must read.