I like books, I read 2 or 3 at a time. Once in a while, I will find a book that I love. When this happens, I take special care when it gets near the end chapters to take my time. I have never been one to peek at the ending. I have spent to much time reading and guessing what would happen next that I didn`t want to ruin it.
I have been known to put off the reading of the end of a good book. I put my canned goods in alphabetical order. I clean out my linen closet. I count the leaves on the rose bushes.
Having a good book, is like having a good friend over for vacation. You know she has to go home, but you want to keep on telling stories and having tea. I hold the book like a new born baby. I tenderly keep it from getting wrinkles. I have 3 favorite books. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith , She`s Come Undone by Wally Lamb and The Kite Runner (River head Essential Editions) by Khaled Hosseini.
Why I love them is because they are about young folks that changed themselves and their world. I also love "got ya " moments, and they were in those books. I could have been Francie Nolan in "A Tree Grown In Brooklyn", she loved Brooklyn and so do I. I could have been Dolores Price in "She Has Come Undone". In fact, I am her. She was me growing up, weight problems and all. Her "Got ya" moment was the best yet!. In the "Kite Runner", the young boy-- Amir-- was the son of a servant. This book takes you from his young days in Afghanistan to his middle years in California. The " Got ya" moment in this book is not to be missed.
When I finish it, I pat it on the cover and put it in a soft spot so it will not get torn. Then I go on line and order it for everyone that I know will love it. I have done that with "She Had Come Undone" so many time I keep them on hand now. The other books I donate to our club house or I put them on Bookins Book Exchange.
I get credit for each book I read and send it to them . I have 1000s of others to choice from in return. It cost nothing to send a book, they pay the postage that you print out. If you order one, you pay $3.99. It is really a wonderful way to share books
Books are a way to enjoy new views on life, to escape to far off places, to figure out a mystery, find out about history and to laugh. From the moment your mom and dad read you a bed time story to the moment you sit in a comfortable place to read one yourself, you are getting a moment to dream.