As I was all cuddled up & comfy with a good book tonight, I thought to myself… this is the life. I have loved to read ever since I was in the 5th grade. I didn’t like it nearly as much before then. I guess I hadn’t found a love for it just yet. Then one day I went to my little school library & checked out my very first Hardy Boys book. — That was when I fell in love. — After that, I went to the library every time I turned around & before the year was even up I had read all the Hardy Boys books they had, (and they had a lot.)
When I checked that book out it was because I had to read a certain amount of books a month. It was mandatory. I had no idea that I would come to find so much joy in reading when I picked that book. It was the first book that I ever read nonstop without putting down. Little did I know, it was the beginning of an addiction that would stay with me for life. — I’ve been reading book after book ever since then.
I found happiness, joy, & entertainment in reading. Somewhere deep within my soul a passion was sparked. That passion is still there today. — I read a lot. My husband calls it my expensive hobby, and I think sometimes, wishes I’d find a new one, lol. 🙂 If I’m not writing, I can almost guarantee that I’m reading. I pick up a book and I don’t want to stop until I’ve read the entire thing. When it’s over I’m thinking, Geez I should have slowed down… because then I’m not ready for it to be over. —
Books are simply amazing. They’re like movies, only way better. I can’t imagine life without books. I don’t even want to try.
This is why every single moment in life is significant whether we realize it at the time or not. — You think little 11 year old Heather had any idea that day in the school library that the book she picked would change the course of her life? — Of course not. I had to check one out, I picked one, I started reading, and then magic happened. I had no way of knowing how much I would come to love reading. — I’m just so very glad that I picked that book, that day. 🙂
So… You guys go read a book. & Enjoy it! 🙂