But Belle...she has all those books! My favorite scene in Beauty and the Beast is when she's being given a tour of the Beast's house and she sees the library for the first time.
Books are a beautiful thing.
Honestly this morning I was struggling to come up with something I was thankful for. My family has been incredibly blessed. It shouldn't be hard to be thankful, but I've been in a bit of a mood all week and I just wasn't feeling it.
A couple of things reminded me that I should be thankful for my ability to read, as well as my love of curling up and getting lost in a good book.
First off, a couple of weeks ago a TV special honoring Dollywood's 25th anniversary. The theme park has changed this area probably more than we realize. In the special, Dolly Parton was asked about why she started her Imagination Library. Like a lot of poor country farmers in this area, her father never learned to read and was limited in life because of it.
Then yesterday, some buddies and I were discussing reading and two of the ladies mentioned how much better the young ladies in their life are reading now. One has dyslexia and listens to the book on CD as she reads the paper copy in her hand. The other recently got a new pair of glasses which introduced a whole new world to her.
Reading is something I never remember struggling with. When Pizza Hut offered their Book-It program, I earned personal pan pizzas weekly! I've always loved it.
This week has been an interesting book week for me. A friend let me borrow her copy of The Hunger Games. A littler dark for my taste, but very well written. I started the book on Tuesday night while Jay was working late and fully intend on having the almost 400 page book finished by the end of tonight. (Jay had rented a movie so I only made it through a couple chapters last night.)
Also, I received my copy of The Millionaire Next Door in the mail yesterday. I ordered it last week and have been anxiously awaiting its arrival. Its recommended by Dave Ramsey so I know its going to be filled with practical advice about getting where we want to be financially.
Some friends and I are also starting a book club. We all love to read, and we love to get together and chat - perfect combo right?
I definitely have to say I'm thankful for the ability to read, but I'm even more thankful that I enjoy it.
What are you thankful for today?