Books Create Community
Books Stir Imaginations
The Introvert's Ace in the Hole
The signs of being an introvert are these:
1. Being around lots of flesh-and-blood people drains you. Of course, this does not apply to the characters in a book.
2. You enjoy solitude, especially when reading a good book.
3. You don't have a large group of close friends. I mean, not many are willing to play second fiddle to imaginary people.
4. You are often quiet and reserved. This is especially true of introverts who write because they're gathering information for their books.
5. You're not fond of hectic environments. It distracts you from more important things, like reading.
6. You tend to be self-aware. I mean, if experiencing the lives of all those characters didn't have a positive effect, it would be surprising.
7. You are a people-watcher. How else are you going to gather ideas for writing your own books?
8. You are drawn to jobs that allow independence, like writing. How else are you going to make time to read?
The Peace That Books Provide
The Beauty of Fiction
I will read forever because it lets me visit in my mind the worlds that I will never be able to see; it helps me put away the stresses of the day and relax into the rhythm of the story before me; it lets me bring to the surface and experience without regrets those feelings I hide away; it lets me re-experience the thrill of first love through someone else's eyes; it keeps my mind juiced so that it will never desert me; it is always there for me even when there's no one else. I will read forever no matter whether it is print or digital because the words will always call to me. ~ A Sassy Scribbler