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A Gateway to Everywhere

Sunday, May 05, 2013

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

Books they are the gateway to everywhere. They can take you places ,teach you things , broaden your imagination. They can touch your soul , change your life.

Ever have a day when you can't stop crying when life hits you very hard. The more you think of what happened to you ,well it just spirals to other bad things that happened years ago ,other long ago hurts. You feel like the pain and hurt will never end ,and you just even though you truly want to can't stop crying. Well stick your head in a book it will take you far away to another place where you will read about others and there struggles , their hurts and before you know you are so engrossed in someone else's life that you have stopped crying, your hurt forgotten. That is the power of books.

I have all kinds of books on cooking and eating healthy and I use them often because knowledge is power. I also use the p90x fitness guide that came with the tapes , because knowledge is power and the world does not have electricity every moment. When this happens I can use the moves in the book . I also have health and prevention magazines to fall back on to learn.

There are great articles here about health and fitness some written by my friends in blogs, some written by the staff and experts. I have printed them off and keep them in a book of sorts to read often.

I go to the local library where I get a variety of books free every few weeks. My tastes in books run a little schizophrenic but oh well that is what I like. I like vampire books , there is something about people being cursed and redeeming yourself . I love army books were the tough army guy with the tortured soul falls for the girl and sometimes she saves him. I love detective books were the cop gets the killer and the girl at the same time. I love romance books if they are not to mushy and have adventure in them. I like mystery if they are not to technical ,and more modern.

I love horror books if they are not to graphic. Don't know why I like Stephen King so much because he can be morbid and graphic but I believe that he writes so well I don't mind the mess or the rest so much.

i do read some fantasy and science fiction books as long as they are not to far fetched and unbelievable.

I love books where people survive bouts of nature. Like surviving the cold of Alaska . Surviving a shipwreck or the cold and terror of river rapids. Surviving the heat of the dessert ,or the danger of the jungle.

I love to read about people who have overcome great odds to survive, or just every day people who have done great things.

As you can tell I do a lot of reading and it is a wonder I get anything else done. Books do have that kind of power over me.

Please let me know what kind of books you read and like. It is always great to broaden my horizons and go on a new and different adventure.
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  • MELAMA210
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    1755 days ago
    Great blog. This year I am making it a point to become a bit more well read in the Classics. So far I've read Anne Frank's "The diary of a young girl" and George Orwell's "1984". This isn't the genre I'd normally gravitate toward, so it's been slow going! emoticon
    1755 days ago
    I love to read!! emoticon emoticon
    1755 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    I don't read as much as my children do, I am usually in my garden, but I did teach all of them to read, and they love it even now, we have so many books, I don't know what to do with them. I do think we have all the Stephen King books, we have a big variety of books. emoticon
    1755 days ago
    I like autobiographies or biographies
    1755 days ago
    I read almost anything I can get my hands on so anything you named is right up my alley! Books are awesome!
    1755 days ago
    My current two favorite book are "Quiet: The Power of the Introvert" by Susan Cain and "Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed" by Glennon Melton.

    I also like a good romance once in a while - mostly historical lately... I rediscovered Julia Quinn.

    "Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom inthe West" was an interesting read.
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