Hmm not sure about that title but it ties in with today's subject fairly well. The theme for Saturday this month is Gratitude and I want to start with my second favoured thing to do.
Reading has been a fundamental part of my life from the time I was nine months old according to my mom. She was visiting my cousins with me in tow and a truant Officer came looking for my cousins. My mom says that when the officer came in I was turning the pages of a newspaper. I'm sure I was just looking at the pictures but that was the beginning of my addiction to books.
I went to school in a two-room school in the five years I was there I read everything in the library shelves. I also remember visiting my aunt and reading books that her son's had left behind when they went out on their own.
In middle school, I read everything I was assigned but that is when I discovered poetry so that was where I became interested in writing. I wrote poetry for years, my prose was not so good. Even now with the 500+ posts I've written, I do not feel that I do that well with prose even abbreviated stuff like this.
In high school I actually volunteered at the library. I loved being that close to books and reading, I was always reading.
One thing I did shortly after I moved out on my own was to get a library card. At first I went every week but as things got more hectic I began to go once a month. Even when I lived in the GTA I still went to the library from time to time. I read something every day.
When e-books became accessible I switched to them and gave most of my paper books away. Though if you look at my shelf you will find three shelves of books still.
I learned a lot from books and continue to learn from them and I still read every day. Now I read in front of my computer most of the day and from my tablet an hour a night
The books in the image ... I have read most of them ... some of them more than once! Thank goodness for books.