Yeah...that's actually the slogan for the Oklahoma Library system. They even made up posters with famous Oklahomans reading their favorite books. But that's not what this entry is about. Actually, I shrivel up a bit when ever I'm asked about my favorite book. I can never choose a favorite. I just love to read.
I grew up in a home without cable or Nintendo. We lived (actually, my parents still live there with out cable) in a very rural community five miles outside a very small town. I was the only girl my age in the neighborhood until I was five or six and then I still had to ride my bike a mile or so to get to her house. I had a lot of alone time. But that's OK. I'm not scarred or bitter. I learned to play and use my imagination and read. One of the best things to do was fold a bunch of books up into an old blanket and find a bare patch amongst the tall grass of the pasture. I'd lay on that blanket for hours reading and taking breaks to gaze up at the blue sky and puffy clouds.
I am a devourer of books, a habit that has been coddled and encouraged by Mom, sister-in-law, sister, and husband. I keep the ones that are important to me and pass on the ones that are popcorn. But I always have a stack waiting for me on the night stand. I pick them off one at a time and then start a new stack. And that's my love Thursday. I can look at that stack of books and sigh a pleasurable sigh at the wonderful possibilities in those pages.
Happy Love Thursday!