Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Printed Word

Reading with Tea
Reading, writing and arithmetic…oh the joy of young learning. I still love to read…not so fond of all the other any more; however I still like to learn new things. Reading takes me to places I have never been, it makes my dreams come true, and lets my imagination run with the wind. I become the character in the book, taking on their adventures as my own…living their life, feeling their pains and triumphs. I scale high mountains, fly above the clouds, live in a different time and place, sail the ocean blue and walk an unknown path. I earn about different cultures; rights and wrongs, about faith, love, and forgiveness.

Jump into your own adventure through a good book. Just take a few minutes at night before lights out and you’ll even sleep better too. Join me in this promise:

Read the Printed Word!

Start reading a book today!

18/30 Today I am grateful for the printed word.

Take a glance at my bookshelf on my sidebar for reading suggestions.


Marion Williams-Bennett said...

There is nothing like this experience of reading, getting absorbed, escaping! Beautiful words, beautiful image!

Anonymous said...

I was not a huge reader as a young teen. Then I found myself with too many lonely nights in basic training for the US Army and picked up a book, Phantom. I was lost in that book from cover to cover. It was amazing how easily I found myself in the dungy dark room of the one of the most romanticly sad men ever in a book. I was taken away. I've never looked back. Hugs. Tammy

Elaine said...

I stopped at Barnes and Noble today and got two new books to read.. Indeed the places we go and see through a book

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I LOVE to Read!!!
My Mom read to us for endless hours, and in 4th grade I had a teacher that would have a reading time everyday when she would read out loud to us.

Between those two woman's influence, I came to love books so much. I, too, get so involved in the book that I am reading that my world is colored by it, so I have to be careful about what I choose to read.
So, this is a very easy commitment for me to make because I read a little bit every night before I go to sleep. I have to or I can't go to sleep, and I have been like that forever.
Thanks for sharing this,

Christina said...

i adore reading. just adore it.
and this photo... stunning!

Char said...

me too!!! i'm re-reading "emma" by jane austen.