I don’t remember I time where I didn’t have a book in my hand or a pile of books on my bedside table to read. Books offer escapes into realms we cannot reach, they offer comfort in times of sadness, wisdom when we need courage and simple solace. Books educate, enlighten, brighten and broaden my mind. Highlights of my early childhood were the days my mom dropped my brother and I off at the library, returning for us hours later and finding us sitting on the floor reading to our heart’s content.
It’s hard to pin down a favorite genre – I love historical fiction, general fiction, mystery and thrillers, booked steeped in regional history and I also try to keep up with published high school reading lists and also lists on Pinterest, both which challenge me to re-read classics and also authors I am unfamiliar with and selections I may not have otherwise picked.