4.09.2011

The Love of a Good Book

"I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves." ~Anna Quindlen


I love reading. I love books. I love the library. And now, I love seeing our grandkiddoes all curled up with their noses buried in good books or chuckling over something that tickled them or hearing their excitement over a book they love. There really isn't much that makes me happier than that. I love reading to them, I love reading with them, and I love hearing them read to me.

Books opened a whole new world to me when I was a child, and they still do. And it makes me so happy to see the children I love loving books like I do.

9 comments:

Andi said...

Ditto!

Jori said...

I am SO with you Jan! We can't get enough books around here. I am so excited because this week is Reading Week at Kaitlin's school. They are having the book fair, and we are going to load up. I know you taught your children to love books, and they are passing that love onto their children.

Emily said...

i'm with you all the way. reading is one of my favorite things to do! hopefully my kids continue to enjoy it too!

Jill said...

Totally agree. Reading is one of my favorite things to do and my kids LOVE to read (those that can) and be read to.

Natalie Scott said...

Yes, I HATE that reading to/with children seems to be going out of style. My greatest joy and happiness is reading good literature with my kids.

Now I just look forward to the time I can read again myself. Takes me 2 months to finish a book these days!

Jan said...

Off to the library....more books ready to be picked up!!! Yahoo! THen a stop at B & N to pick up a book (Gift)for my husband..and some new books for my grand-daughter's Easter basket (better than candy)!By the way, reading "Minding Frankie" by Maeve Binchy! Loving it!.... You are SO RIGHT, Jan - the love of a good book!!!! Have a great day!

Logan said...

There's nothing better than the sound and smell of opening a new (or very old) book. I'm with you on this one! Reading is the best.

Renae said...

You should write a children's book, then add a music cd to go with it. :). About a couple of clowns who cheer up the neighborhood.

Andrea said...

You always have the best quotes! Maybe you get them from good books! :)