In Others’ Words: Once Upon a Childhood
There are books everywhere in my house.
When e-readers came on the scene, my husband encouraged me to get one. His hope? That the multiple To Be Read (TBR) piles would disappear into virtual oblivion.
Um, no. That did not happen.
My Kindle is loaded and ready to go on trips with me … and the TBR piles continue to thrive throughout the rooms of my home.
And now … well, now I have two precious GRANDgirls and all the more reason to unpack books that I once read to my children so that I can read them out loud again. And yes, of course there are new books to buy and expand my collection of children’s books.
Reading books was one of the best parts of my childhood. I discovered new places and peoples and days gone by and days yet to be between the covers of books. And through reading, I first began dreaming of becoming a writer.
I wanted that same kind of joy for my children … the discovery of worlds beyond here and now … flights of imagination that invited them to dream and to dare and to hope and to be brave and yes, to laugh. And now I’m sharing that joy once again with my grandchildren.
Joy discovered and shared and multiplied … all within the pages of books.
In Your Words: What books took you to “enchanted places” where your imagination ran free and you discovered the joy of a story?
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