A book is a gift you can open again and again. – Garrison Keillor
This week’s Wrap it up Wednesday gift idea is a book. It doesn’t have to be a book exactly. You could give a magazine subscription, a gift certificate to a bookstore, etc. The point is to give the gift of reading. Have you got a non-reader on your list? Give a book that says it with pictures.
One of my earliest memories is of sitting in my mom’s lap while she read a story (probably to put me to sleep for a nap). I remember before I learned to read my mom would read to us and I couldn’t wait to learn how. I guess maybe that is when I got hooked on books and it has stuck with me.
I usually have more than one book going at a time. Right now I am working on four library books and rereading Charlotte’s Web and Eat Pray Love. Oh – and I also pulled out 3 of my childhood favorites to read while I am working am participating in NaNoWriMo: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Lafcadio the Lion Who Shot Back, and The Velveteen Rabbit. After a hard day’s work these books always make me smile.
Reading can be a great part of a nightly routine to help wind down for a good night’s sleep. (Preferably not on a device with a back light.) Now is a good time to start listening to those on your list to see if you can gain any clues to what they would like to reread or what they would like to read next.
What is one of your favorite books?