Shared From Marquessa : Date A Girl Who Reads

I am that girl or was. I had a huge house filled with bookcases and stacks of books. Thousands and thousands of them. I could have opened a used book store.
Now I read online…..
I first got my library card when I went to the library with my dad. I wanted to know why he could have one and I couldn’t. I remember saying “I took care of them….Didn’t ruin them. ” I also told my dad that I remembered we had to return them before the weekend. I also reminded him, that he had forgotten. (It was written on the calendar.There was also a sticker of a book.)
The librarian told me I was too young. Then she thought about it and decided I was the exception. (She also knew my parents would make sure I would always follow through). I walked out the door with a library card ….With my name on it. I was 6 or 7. Now a days many libraries libraries will add a child on their parent’s account. It teaches responsibility .
I also love the pictures here. First posted by Rosemarie Urquico. Then shared by Myths Of The Mirror and then I saw it on Marquessa’s Blog.
I do miss reading a BOOK. Reading online is NOT the same thing.

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    1. It’s a good post, Isn’t it?

  1. Peggy Guiler says:

    Brought a smile to my face. Thanks. This would definitely be good advice for young men.

    1. It had a lot to do with why my hubby fell for me when he did. And I was middle aged when we met. LOL
      He’d never dated a book worm or writer, or thinker…..I loved kids and animals…….
      I just liked the post. Peggy, I am glad it also brought a smile you you. Hugs

  2. Thanks for the reblog, Sarah. I love these comments about the love of books and reading. That first great book changes lives. πŸ™‚

    1. Yes it does. And the second and the third. πŸ™‚

  3. I was always the girl who had a preference for books and reading!

    1. I was also always writing, I carried a tote bag with at least 2 books in it, 2 or 3 notebooks I was writing in. Pines and pencils. I could do enough of either of them. I remember trying to read one day while driving the farm tractor. BOY DID I GET IN TROUBLE and rightly so…..
      I wanted to read so badly.
      I was fortunate. Except for farm work I was able to read and write pretty much whenever I wanted to. I could stay up as late as I wanted to PROVIDED I could jump out of bed in the morning. Kept my grades up…..That kind of thing.
      I remember staining a book while eating one day. I cried.
      Did that stop me from eating while reading? No. I was just more careful. Have a good Tuesday. Sarah

      1. I can so relate to everything you say, my dad and mom both are voracious readers and they passed it on to both my sister and me. I’m now trying to pass it along to my little boy by making him read as much as possible. I believe it is the love of reading that got me into writing!
        Have a good week ahead, Sarah
        Best – Rashmi

        1. Rashmi,
          My dad was a teacher so I got a lot from him. Mom was always reading “Thick’ novels and as a child I wanted to read them to. I think my first one was “Gone With The Wind” I was 10. My son loved to read as well. We would often just sit at night and read separately. Even after he moved out he would still bring whatever he was reading along …or he would just grab one of the books we had collected and read.
          I miss that.

          1. Oh my goodness, “Gone With the Wind” is one of my all time favorite books, Sarah.
            The memories will help you through the days you miss him. Heartfelt hugs from one mom to another. Take care, Rashmi.

            1. Rashmi, I saw this post earlier when I got on here and wanted to answer. But My brain was so foggy (fiber fog) that I couldn’t think or spell …
              Bobby never really enjoyed GWTW but I can’t tell you how many times he would come over to watch it with me…..or when he visited me in the hospital. He liked Sound of Music even less yet would being that to cheer me up as well. “We watched countless of movies together that we both liked. A lot of John Wayne and CLassics.
              What is going on in your life this week?

              1. This week has been busy so far and I guess the rest of the week will be busy as well because I am taking a couple of courses…work related πŸ™‚
                You have a good week ahead, Sarah.

                1. Rashmi,
                  Well, don’t work to hard on the course. Make sure you leave some free time. I miss work related courses. Enjoy the rest of the week. πŸ™‚ I’ll be around if you just need a break from WORK and LEARNING. Hugs Sarah

                  1. Thank you Sarah, appreciate it! Enjoy the rest of your week πŸ™‚
                    Hugs Rashmi

                    1. I plan to. πŸ™‚

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