One Great Reason to Read

A short blog post today.

I’ve had my nose in a book a lot lately. Sound solitary? Actually, I’ve gotten to know a lot of new people. And I’ve had catch up sessions with old buds. I’ve followed the adventures of a black soldier of the French Revolution (The Black Count), the journey of a poor British girl in World War II London (The War That Saved My Life), the efforts of Jamestown settlers to avoid starvation in seventeenth century Virginia (A People’s History of the United States), and the latest trials and successes of my favorite movie stars (courtesy of People Magazine). I would never have the chance to know these people face to face. They are either long gone, never really existed outside the author’s mind, or don’t run in my circles (perhaps you might say I am unlikely to run in theirs). But through reading, they are part of my world and they enrich my life.

C. S. Lewis said, “We read to know we are not alone.” Of course, there are other reasons to read, too. But that sure is a good one.

What’s in your book bag?!

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