The Gift of Books

In this day and age of hustle and bustle, sometimes I find myself craving opportunities to slow down a little bit. I have been thinking lately that it would be so nice for the Winter Solstice to descend upon us so that we can get some rest. This week I am already feeling the Winter Solstice energy start creeping in. It feels like peace. It feels like solitude. It feels like a rest, rejuvenation and an opportunity to feed our souls. I am ready to settle in for a long winters nap with a good book!


My mom was a teacher, and like any good teacher she loved books. Every year for Christmas we could be certain that we would all receive several books from her. She had great taste too. She loved to read and she loved to share great books with everyone. This year, with the sleepiness of the Winter Solstice already calling my name, I have been thinking about what I'm going to read this year. I usually issue a challenge to my radio listeners to read 3 books over the solstice. Look for one novel to feed your imagination, one autobiography to inspire, and one educational book to feed your brain. There are so many brilliant possibilities. With the advent of E-readers, we have millions of books at our fingertips. However, some of you may prefer the feel and smell of a real book. Don't forget books on tape as well. Are they still called books on tape? I may be dating myself. A long car ride or morning of housework is so much more enjoyable when you get lost in a good book.


This year, I am extending that reading challenge to you, dear reader.  What will feed your soul? What will stimulate your imagination? What will captivate you in a way that you can’t put your book down for hours and hours? This year give yourself the gift of literature. I can think of few greater gifts than that.

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    Buy an Essay Online (Wednesday, 08 March 2017 07:25)

    It is suggested in the other book of the set of three that Jonas is still alive. I thought it was both discouraging and fulfilling. From one perspective, he is in critical straits with a youthful youngster, yet then again, he has given the blessing/revile of being human back to his group.

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    buy a thesis (Thursday, 23 March 2017 13:33)

    I personally made a whole "to-read" book list & eventually completed 1 or 2 books in the first month of 2017, but as soon as I got the job - I lost my motivation & went on with my daily life. Although now I am disappointed as it was an amazing experience for me to read such novels & other writings.

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    Jeorge (Thursday, 13 April 2017 17:05)

    Terence Young was a great novelist and i use to read her novels. The End of the Ice Age, i read this novel at my college library. When i went for more higher education and i registered myself at an online university to get my first <a href="http://www.openuniversitydegree.com/life-experience/">Life Experience Degree Accredited</a> at that time i shared this book and the story with many of my friend and later on they also read the book.

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    Life Experience Degrees Accredited (Saturday, 15 April 2017 01:09)

    The book is a great gift for the kids towards the mother or someone by reading this book, especially kids learn numerous things, mainly to read and understand the words what have been written in the book by the author. And most of the facility is present on net where more new books, basic books and tutorials are available for each one there can easily be accessed by anyone.

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    British Custom Essay UK (Tuesday, 23 May 2017 14:22)

    I read this post completely and I would like to say that my mother also was a teacher but unfortunately she is no more. She gave me some books for reading & those books are related to inspirational stories. When I read it I got remember my mother.