This is the young woman who used to spend the weekend with me when I was still living with my parents, in the late 80's. I'd make brownies, and Amber would snuggle into bed with a Harlequin Presents. She was only 3 years old, and couldn't read, but she loved the idea of reading. So she would lay in bed next to me and turn the pages of those romances, not understanding what those squiggly lines meant, but knowing her Auntie spent a lot of time staring at them. She'd even turn pages. I am a big believer in showing kids the importance of books and reading from the earliest of ages. Showing them the pleasure and sheer joy of reading sets them on the path of literacy that will enrich their lives and often times bring them comfort during lonely, sad, and hard times.
|Me and my little reading companion, late 1980's|
|She's all grown up, and I have less hair!|
|Reading for my Lunch and Book talk at work!|
|A novel about the healing power of books|
|The sequel to The Cake Therapist|
|My friend Kirk loaned me his copy--can't wait to read this thriller.|
|I'm part way through this, and I love it!|
|A futuristic London where lies are exposed by wisps of smoke|
|A chance to win a copy coming soon!!|
Happy reading everyone!
The Bookalicious Babe