Friday, November 14, 2014

Thankful for Books

There is a cold wind here today and it just didn't seem like a day to be outside. So I curled up with a good book, even the cat seemed to want to read as she sat on the back of my armchair above my head.

We are so lucky here to have a wonderful library nearby and lots of books to choose from. Ralph bought me a Nook several years ago and I do enjoy it but there is still nothing like the feel of a good book in your hands. I cannot imagine a world without books they hold everything from romance to horror, Science to fantasy and every kind of information you would or ever will need.

Our Library in Salem, VA.

With all the modern tech gadgets it is sad to think some people think books are outdated and old fashioned. They allow your imagination to flow as you follow characters through adventure and peril. They keep your vocabulary in gear as often books use words you know but rarely use in day to day speech. They can make you think and wonder. Yes they can bring tears to your eyes or smiles of delight to your lips. What else can take you far away to times past or places in the future while you never leave you cozy armchair?

Yes I am thankful for books, it may seem something too simple for special thanks but they have brought a sense of wonder to my world, they have taken me far away to places I will never see and they have made many dreary days go by while I am engrossed in an adventure! Ahhh there really is nothing like a good book!



  1. Don't you just love the feel and smell of the paper? Being able to turn a page (or not) when things get scary? lol

    1. I think a lot of young people have no idea how scary a good story can be without movie special effects! There is nothing quit like a spooky tale read by flashlight with a blanket over your head!!! What was that.....something is out the dark...oooooo

  2. I'm reading an old collection of Hitchcock stories
    creepy...good creepy
    and yes the theater of the mind is superior

    1. I am currently reading a series of adventure thrillers by Clive Cussler. His hero Dirk Pitt is great and Cussler always writes himself into the books in a way that is perfectly timed and such fun!

      Hitchcock understood suspense like few isn't all graphic!