Tuesday, November 24, 2009


It's hard to believe that we are already celebrating Thanksgiving again! Although the year has been a very difficult one in terms of job loss and the dismal state of the economy, it is still important to reflect about the many reasons in our lives to be thankful.

Among those reasons is the access to unlimited reading material. Libraries are phenomenal resources of free information - especially important when every dollar counts. Please take advantage of all that your school and public libraries offer!

Reading opens the mind and allows the reader to consider new ideas. The more you read, the better a reader you become. I hope that students and adults alike will make the choice to be lifelong readers. Books, in all forms, enlighten, educate, and entertain us.

Has it been some time since you enjoyed reading a book just for fun? Over a long weekend, or simply during the months with shorter daylight hours, you have perfect opportunities to read!

Please feel free to send a comment to this post to share some interesting books that you have read recently. Often, you find out about the best reads by word of mouth. So, please share the names of books that have moved you and made a difference in your life. If you want to tell a bit more about the book, that's great - just don't write any "spoilers".

Right now, I'm finishing a novel called, People of the Book. I have a number of books that I want to read next. What about you? Will you choose to read over this holiday weekend?

By the way, I wonder if any of you use an e-reader, such as the Kindle. If you do, please share what you like or dislike about it.

I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving - and happy reading!


  1. I received a Kindle for Christmas; there are things that I both like and dislike about it. I love the fact that I can carry many books around without physically carrying around that many books, as well as the fact that I'm not spending absurd amounts of money on purchasing books to add to my collection (as books are cheaper when purchased in e-format.) The only thing I truly dislike about it is the Kindle itself; holding it gets annoying as the shape is a bit awkward and, to be honest, as I delve deeper and deeper into a book, I miss the feeling of holding it and physically turning the pages. But overall, it was a great buy and I'm sure to save a lot of money in the end!

  2. Thanks for posting about your Kindle. It sounds like you will be able to read a lot (maybe more than ever before), and that's a good thing! I don't have an e-reader, but I would feel the same about missing the feeling of holding an actual book.