Thursday, September 12, 2013
I gave away a piece of me
I have (had) books on every subject under the sun, romance novels, chick lit, mystery and intrigue through to writing, self improvement, gardening, business. I still kept probably 100 of my favourites, primarily the writing and self improvement ones which I just couldn't bear to part with.
I felt like I was sacrificing a body part because I love my books, I love reading. These days my Kindle is a lot more versatile and useable and doesn't take up quite so much space. I had two full sets of children's encyclopedias which were also donated - these days they're outdated so quickly with the internet and Google, but hopefully someone can benefit from them still.
Plus I kept the children's books, because my grandson bless him, loves to read. None of my boys will go near a book unless it has pictures of fast cars and motorbikes and very few words, my grandson though - he adores books. It's our favourite thing to do when he visits.
I bought him alphabet cards the other day and to my surprise he knows probably 20 of the 26 letters of the alphabet on sight, he was 2 in June. I don't recall my children knowing their letters that early, but that was a long time ago so maybe my memories have faded.
Regardless, this nani will revel in the fact that she finally has a young family member who loves books and words.
Do you like to read, or do you do it only when you have to?
Posted by Fiona Biedermann