When I was a little girl, white encyclopedia books filled the space of our brown bookshelf. Sometimes I would pull a random encyclopedia and flip to a page and absorb something that wasn’t a part of my current world. I learned so much within the confines of my room. I believe that’s when I really felt the power of the written word. Books can do more than transport you. They can provide a place of conversation, refuge, and relaxation.  I often huddle under the covers with a book. Or I am in my office underlining and bookmarking passages that really speak to me. Right now, this is what I am reading:

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

Some Assembly Required by Anne Lamott

The Rules of Inheritance by Claire Smith

What is grazing your bookshelf or nightstand these days? I would love to hear what you are reading.

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