I know I'm a bit late to link up for Flashback Friday.
But when I finally noticed that the topic for today was BOOKS; well I just had to write a post. I'm joining Linda of Mocha with Linda.
I love to read. My love for reading began as a small child. I had a congenital heart defect and couldn't keep up physically with other children my age. My mom used to read books to me while I lay my head in her lap. I could visualize every scene so clearly.
(This building was the Lindenhurst Library when I was a kid.)
When I could read for myself, I would go to the Lindenhurst Public Library every Saturday and take out a handful of books. I would position myself comfortably in my bed and spend the day reading. My mom used to interrupt me and encourage me to go outside to get some fresh air and play. She used to tell me I was going to ruin my eyes because I was known to get so involved in my reading that I didn't realize it was getting dark. :) But I actuallly had 20/20 vision until after the age of 50. Somehow those reading glasses now come in handy.
I never owned any of these books though. They were usually borrowed or taken out from the library. It wasn't until I was much older and married that I began to seriously buy books.
If I look back and see an area of spending weakness, for me it would be BOOKS.
As an adult, I started reading many of the classics again and had a much greater appreciation for them. Ken Boa has a great reading program that includes many Christian classics including authors like C.S. Lewis. I used to subscribe to a monthly tape where he discusses the works of great authors.
My husband bought me a Kindle a few years ago in the hopes that I would read all of my books on it. I love the fact that if I travel I don't have to carry many books with me like I used to do. I enjoy the Kindle and the books are cheaper. But there's still something special about the feel of turning the pages of a real book.
How about you? Do you enjoy reading?
Blessings and love,