I love that people still love to read, even in an age where everything has to have a screen and movement. Now, don't get me wrong, I teach digital media and fully understand its value but there is still something to be said about having a tangible book in your hands. Oh, I love my Kindle, its great for travel and nighttime reading. I don't lose my page when I put it down, but it's hard to look ahead or to go more than a few pages back. It's not very practical for textbooks and reference material. That sense of accomplishment after perusing stacks of pages is lost on the percentage line. But both work for me. Although I will tell you it was fun a few weeks back when several from my church set-up a book fair with hundreds of books in the center of Norristown. For several hours we had a light but steady stream of people from all walks of life come-in to find something to read. I'll never forget the young boy who was overjoyed to find a book about his favorite mouse. Or the young man who diligently looked through every title on the table and then through the overflow boxes on the floor. We had a few homeless people, a lot of Spanish speakers, the man from the tax place next door, families, children, seniors, and even a lady in full burqa. You see a good book knows not age, gender, race or religion but it sure does make for good company. And there are some books out there that can even change your life.
"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.” ― Oscar Wilde
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go."
— Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"
"The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that." --Mccosh
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis
I am currently reading a biography on Dietrich Bonhoeffer...how about you?