Monday, September 16, 2013

Blogtember: Love Letter

Write a public love letter to someone in your life. (It doesn't necessarily need to be romantic.)
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I'm going a bit off the tracks for this one, but people (sorry, guys) isn't what inspired me for this post. 

Dearest Books,

As far back as I can remember, you have been a staple in my life. There isn't a moment in time where I don't have one of you within a few feet of me. If you aren't in my hands, you are in my purse, in my car, on my bookshelf at home, on my mind. 



Some of the best memories I have are with you. Like the time I took a day off of work and picked up the last Harry Potter book (that I pre-ordered 9 months in advance). I still vividly remember sitting on my couch in my living room reading you cover to cover. I didn't stop once to eat or drink, I just kept reading. When I was done I was incredibly happy but also incredibly sad. I knew I would never have this moment with you again, and it was among one of the best days of my life. 

The emotions that run through me when I read an amazing story are uncanny. 



I can't get through The Giving Tree without choking up. I don't know how I'm going to be able to read it to my children someday, but I will figure out a way how.

 The desolate feeling I get when I'm done a really, really good book and I just feel....alone. The way my fingers itch after a good tale, because I want to be able to pick you up and keep reading a story that has already finished but I just want it to keep going on and on. Ready Player One, I finished you two months ago and my heart still aches for the story to keep going on, my fingers waiting for the familiar feel of your pages in my hands.

You have given me a connection to a great group of teens. There isn't a better "high" than coming home after an in depth conversation with the kids in the book club because they loved your story and connected with it; or didn't and had to share their frustrations with me. 

Always there, sometimes faltering, I know I'll have an escape with you. And that is why my love for you will be undying. 


18 comments:

  1. Amen! There's something about being able to just fall into the pages of books that is good for the soul. Loved hearing your affinity for them as well!

    Lauren @ Lovemilkandhoney.com

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    1. Thank you Lauren! and I agree, reading is good for the soul!

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  2. I adore your take on today's prompt. I totally feel ya!

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    1. Thanks Megan! and thank you for stopping by!

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  3. I love it :) Totally awesome take on today's prompt!

    I find myself getting WAY too into books.... the husband always asks "what are we reading this week?" and he knows if it's a series--just buy them all, don't worry about getting them one at a time LOL

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  4. Wow this is a refreshing one! Good job! (ヘ。ヘ)

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  5. I love the direction you have taken with today's blog post, its such a unique idea.

    Mel
    Mel's Corner

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    1. Thanks Mel! I'm glad you enjoyed it, thanks for stopping by!

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  6. This is beautiful! I absolutely love where you took today's prompt.

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    1. Thanks Becca! Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. Nic, I totally feel you on this one. I love reading a good book and I love how it takes you away from the stress from life and takes you into a world where you feel like you belong. My heart mainly belongs to series because I need the world to keep going and once I get done with one, I will continue until the next and wait holding my breath for the next book :)

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    1. amen sista! haha i don't have a preference to a series or not, but I do agree, series gives you more of an opportunity to "live" in a world

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  8. I think we all felt that way as Harry sent little Albus Severus off to Hogwarts for the first time. It was like... a major part of all of our lives ended that day as we all stood on Platform 9 3/4.

    When my college friend was pregnant with her first son, we went to a bookstore, and she picked out some books for his nursery. My favorite one out of all the ones she picked was "The Giving Tree". Such a heartfelt, loving book!

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  9. Ah-maz-ing post! Everyone always makes fun of me when I say I want a library in my apt but I think it's the best idea. I love books. Despite how inconvenient they can be to carry sometimes, I will never give in to the Nook and the like because I love the way they feel in my hands. Never thought I'd meet someone who felt the same way!

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    1. haha, my dream is to someday have a room that is devoted to a library too! I have a kindle, but I ended up going back to books. there is nothing quite like flipping a page on your own

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  10. Ooh, good take on this prompt. I admit that this one stumped me so I decided not to do this one, but I LOVE your idea!!
    And I'll have to check out those books you mentioned. I love it when a fellow reader gives out recommendations, I know that they know what they're talking about :)

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  11. This post is perfect. I really want to go read the Harry Potter series again, now haha

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