Monday, March 14, 2011
A life without books, is no life to live.
Are there actually living, breathing human beings who don't like to read? WHAT? Seriously it makes me sick, physically ill even, to think there are people who truly just hate to read. Someone made a comment in passing that they hated reading and... well Blaufdiafdsuaiofudghhhhh I hurl into my hand! Does this comment even deserve acknowledgment? Well I have a thing or two to say about that.
Since I was a wee one I have always loved to read. I really can't ever think of a time when I hated it, or even disliked it a little.. I blame my parents, and by blame I mean a positive thankful hug or two. Two truly inspiring, book loving....nerds. Could you ask for a better pair? Nay. I have benefited greatly from how my parents raised me. I grew up being read to at an early age. I remember my Mom reading us the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe series several times before I was 10. And by the time anyone had heard anything about Harry Potter my dad had already read us the first book. There are so many exciting things you can learn from books. Your imagination grows and is exponentially benefited from reading. You simply cannot learn all the things you can gain from books from playing a video game. No way no how.
One thing that I know is that a house is not a house without a considerable amount of books. That's all there is to it. Our house is full of books. We haven't parked a car in our garage in years. But who needs a garage for your car when you have beautiful books to fill it with? Lets be realistic here. My Dad is a book collector and my parents love to find new books as well as rare ones. Books in the hallways, family rooms, living room, basement, entry ways, kitchen, cellars, library, bedrooms, closets, attic, even bathrooms (although that last room in particular is reserved for the not so fancy books). Nonetheless, if it is a room, it has a book. It couldn't possibly be a complete functioning room without some lovely books. A truly tragic loss for those of you who can't or wont appreciate a book, whether for reading or for looking.