Sunday, January 2, 2011

{day 2} art journal

I adore reading books.  Reading anything really, a well written cereal box can hold my attention, at least for a little while.  :)  I used to read the newspaper from start to finish too.  My favorite book growing up as a child was this:
I still have it and love to look at it every once in a while.  The illustrations are wonderful.

The first book I remember reading on my own was this one:
I remember reading a lot of Beverly Cleary's book after enjoying this one so much!

I'm partial to mysteries and thrillers now.  But any well-written book with meaningful characters will keep me up late into the night.  I got a Kindle for Christmas this year and wasn't sure about.  I hadn't asked for it, DH surprised me with it.  I love the feel (and smell!) of a book in my hands and wasn't sure about this little electronic device.  I downloaded a book and am happy to say, I love it.  I love the convenience of throwing it in my purse and not have it way 5 pounds.  I love that it keeps track of what page I'm on.  I love that if I finish a book I'm only a download away from another. Will I give up reading paper books?  Not a chance!  I love the turn of a page.  I adore book stores and libraries.  I can spend hours in both if I let myself. 

Reading is a life-long adventure for me.  In honor of that, I give you my ode to a good book.

Day 2: Books Are

Thanks for stopping by, friends!  Have a great day!


  1. always inspire me. In either a creative way, or a thought provoking way - you give me a nudge and I just love that!! Thank you!!! Your tags are awesome - your whole journal project is going to rock 2011. :) :)

  2. p.s. love your new wintery blog background and that your title is now green. :)

  3. he he, I love to read too. Anything and everything but lately it's been vampire smut books! LOL I became a member of and I love it. I wondered how that little electro book reader did. It's the wave of the future I'm afraid. For me, a good book will do for now. Although I'd do that too if my hubby got it for me. Happy New Year darlin!

  4. I love your blog, Jan, always so much inspiration here!

  5. I love reading too, but don't make nearly enough time for it these days.
    By the way, I just received the Stylish Blog award and am choosing 15 blogs to offer it to. I choose you! You may or may not accept it. That's up to you! You can pick up the details here:

    Happy New Year! - Ann

  6. My nephew got a kindle (or something like it) for Christmas too ... I think I might want one as well! What a neat idea!!! :)

  7. Oh my! Miss Suzy was one of my favorite childhood books too, Jan! I must call my mom & see if she still has it!! :) And Ms. Cleary...also one of my all time favorite authors.


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