Tuesday, December 15, 2009
"4 in 1...."
It made me think about the purpose of a personal library. Is it to show off all the books we've read? Something that looks nice in our living room? Why do we keep so many books around anyway? I realized for me it's the pure pleasure of being reminded of all the places I've gone and people I've met via books---much like a photo album, but book spines are displayed instead of pictures. I run my fingers across my bookshelves and am transported to other times and places. And seeing the names of my favorite authors and best-loved books always makes me smile.
A library is a rich, vital, and personal thing. It is easy to see why people are eager to share their own personal book collections with others.
For the next few weeks I will be reading these four books. I am being introduced to two new authors, Elin Hilderbrand and Karen E. Olson. This is one of the reasons I love Reader's Digest Books, I meet many new authors I would never have known otherwise.
Happy Reading to me and you, now that Winter has arrived.... What book will you be reading in the weeks to come?