Absolutely wonderful. Featured in Freshly Pressed and explains my exact thoughts on the dwindling nature of books. It really is sad to see so many book stores and libraries closing.
I’m going to choose my words very carefully. Because for as long as I can remember, I have loved words. Words convey meaning, and I can’t help but think that a search for meaning is what the whole human experience is about.
I didn’t think about this meaning stuff when I was eight years old in the summertime, riding a bus back from downtown at my grandma’s side. She always bought me at least two books when we would go to the bookstore downtown – one for the bus, one for the evening, and then we would go to the library to check out more books the next day. I would hear her brag to friends on the phone that I’d finished one of the paperbacks before the bus reached home. I would feel proud.
I devoured books as a kid, and I write this so you know that I…
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