Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Flashlight Literary Society

My two favorite book shelves. I found these down the road at a garage sale. I wish I could find more! To me, there is nothing better than a room with full book shelves!

I'm so thankful to be part of a book club. I invited myself in a year ago and was lucky to squeak in and be number 10. Now the door is closed. Because the limit is 10. I feel very thankful to be in this book club. I love to read. I read, and read, and read. I honestly spend more money on books than I do on makeup or shoes...

My most prized possessions are my books. I often just admire them. I don't understand the ebook craze. I really don't. There is nothing so comforting as the feel of a book in my hands. I love to dog earring pages, sometimes highlighting or writing notes in it.

I can't say I was a huge fan of the book we were assigned last month. But as we discussed it last night in our meeting I really appreciated the different perspectives. That is what is so cool about being part of a club. We are all different. We all have different thoughts and points of view. I love to grow from that.

Last week I finally read To Kill a Mockingbird. I had never read it before. I don't know why it was never assigned to me in school as it had been for so many.

I loved it! I loved Atticus Finch and his wisdom and strength of character. I loved how his kids paid attention to this and while they grew they were so aware of life around them.

But my favorite reoccurring quote in the book is; "It's not time to worry" I'm going to make that my own I think.

I'm currently reading a book called "The Book Thief" I'm hooked. It's written in the narrative style. The narrator is death... Not something that would draw me in. But the book is written about a little girl who has a passion for books and is living in Germany during Hitler's rise to power and the beginning of WWII. As it turns out, deaths perspective is pretty interesting.
I love it when she snatches a book from the burning pile.
Certainly if you were a 12 year old living in Germany during WWII it was time to worry. But I'm not. So for today, I'm going to say "Its not time to worry" :)

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