"You have enemies? Good. That means you stood up for something, sometime in your life."
"Faith is knowing there is an ocean when you can only see the stream."
"Judge one not by his charms, but by his actions."
"If you can imagine it, you can acheive it. If you can dream it, you can become it."
I've read 4 books so far this month. On my fifth book which I'm sure I'll finish by the end of the month. It only takes a week, okay, less than a week to read like 300-400 pages. Near 2,000 pages read in all within 30 days. Its been awhile since I've read this much.
I saw a little girl maybe 7 or 8 at the library the other day stuffing her backpack with books she checked out with her own card. I watched her utilize the library and all of its resources as if she owned the place. I smiled proudly. I used to be like that, well, guess I still am. I remember my library trips throughout elementary school. I remember the "tree house" I read the Junie B. books and the Magic Treehouse books.
I want a little girl like that of my own. A child that reads and uses the resources around her to gain knowledge and imagination. Children nowadays don't even know what a library is anymore, and if they do its only for the computers to play on and the DVDs they get for free. Nobody knows about books anymore.
I guess I don't have much to say about that since I haven't read an actual physical book in years. I borrow ebooks from the online library and read from my phone or tablet.
But still. True readers are a dying breed I feel. The ones that read a how-to book to actually learn instead of going straight to Google or youtube. The ones that continue to read after high school and college even though they are not forced to anymore. The ones that read a favorite classic yearly. The ones with a room designated as their own library in their house. The ones that pass their love of reading on to their children.