November 19, 2013

thankful - a book (aka - it's all the hp)

ooo, this one is tricky. books have always been such a large part of my life. i was the nerdy girl in school that ALWAYS had a book wit her. the moment we had a free second during class, i was reading ... while everyone else was socializing. i loved to read and still do. i'm always midway through a handful of books, have 10+ checked out at the library at a time and even started my own book club: bookmarks and napkins.

but, to pick one book that i'm thankful for ... nope, can't do it. i do have a handful that i can safely say have made a rather large impact on me. i cried when i finished the little house on the prairie series (and created a new life goal of traveling the footsteps of the ingalls/wilder family). i had one of those shinning-into-clarity moments after finishing the five love languages and will forever thank joanna for recommending it. it's so simple in highlighting what normally is a messy, don't-touch topic. after reading how to win friends and influence people (by dale carnegie) i like to think i took a step up in the mental social ladder. once i got over the concern of loving a glorified "self-help" book, the little gems of information he sprinkles in are priceless. if only everyone would take into heart a nugget or two from dale. wee claire would tell you the sesame street book the monster at the end of this book was a go-to read any day. grover ... i loved/love grover.

and yes, i could go on and on and on ... i've been keeping notebooks of every book i've read since 7th grade (yes, we're talking pre-goodreads) but for now, i'll take the easy way out and be thankful for books ... all those glorious, wonderful books.

or ... harry potter ... thank god for harry potter.

i'm trying something new this month - i love me a good challenge - and joining Chasing Happy for The Thankful Project. while i can't promise a post-a-day, maybe i'll get close? today's prompt - a book.

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