World Book Day

I’m mad about good books; can’t get my fill. –Frank Sinatra, “How About You?”

I happen to be writing this post on “World Book Day,” so I thought I would share what books mean to me.

Books are amazing stories, truth, adventures, escapes, my livelihood. I love everything about them-the process of making a book, the authors, the covers, the cracking sound a brand new book makes when it is first opened, the musty smell of an old book that’s been sitting on the shelf for years and, most importantly, the content.

The great actress Helen Hayes once said, “From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover you have wings.”

This is so true.

In reading, I’ve flown back in time, forward in time and to far-off lands. I’ve been an immigrant, a witch, a Civil War nurse, a movie star, and a heroine trying to fight for freedom.

I love everything about books-from where they take me and what they teach me.

Happy World Book Day! Head to your local bookstore and pick up that book you’ve been meaning to read or that one special book you’ve read at least 20 times and are amazed at the ending every time.

Discover your wings.