Then this morning another blogging friend, Karrlin, posted her own blog about books here at http://poemifyme.blogspot.com/2012/10/do-you-love-books.html. And meanwhile, a few days ago I started writing today's post with a book theme. Maybe it's the idea of curling up with a good book by the fireplace now that the weather has turned cold that is drawing us towards our bookshelves, the library, a bookmobile, or for some lucky people, the shelves of the Free Little Library boxes that have caught the interest of a number of homeowners in my neighborhood. It's a wonderful way to recycle books and provide young people in my area with books they may never have had the chance to read before. If you would like more information on this great project that is spreading across America, you can read about it at http://www.littlefreelibrary.org/
I simply couldn't write a post about books and my love for reading without thanking my mother for sharing her love of reading with me. She is as voracious a reader as I am, and many of our conversations are about fictional characters that, much like the bedraggled Velveteen Rabbit, have become real friends. I, like the lucky little boy in the poem below by Strickland Gillilan, was given the world on a flying carpet of imagination by my mother, and for that, I feel extremely blessed. Thanks, Mom.
The Reading Mother