Bring Me The Books

I love books! I just have to say that at the beginning. I’m trying to write books. It’s so hard. I have so much appreciation for people who have written a book. I think I began to fall in love with books when I was in middle school or high school. I remember going to the Urbana Free Library during the summer months. I would spend hours there reading. I enjoyed the Genius Book of World Record books. I couldn’t get enough of those. I couldn’t get enough of Where The Red Fern Grows. The Chronicles of Narnia? Yes, loved it. And what about the Hardy Boys? I loved them too. I could go on and on.

I’m so glad my mother helped me to have a good appreciation for reading. Reading is so important. I remember right after I graduated from the University of Illinois how I read about 17 books that summer. Some of those books I still remember. The last two years I have been reading more like never before. I can’t get enough of books. Or maybe I can. I have slowed down a bit in recent weeks. I’ve gotten a little tired of reading. I recently put a book down. I learned the point of it and didn’t feel like I needed to move forward with it. I’ve done that with a few other books.

It’s okay if you want to put a book down. Maybe you don’t need to read it in its entirety. I’ve been working on (need to do more) with speed reading. I’ve also have been using an app called Blinkist. This app provides you with nice written or spoken summary of some of the most popular books. It allows you to get a sneak peek inside books. If you want to know more, you can then go buy the book. It’s great. https://www.blinkist.com

I have more drive time to the church building each day, so I listen to summaries of books while I drive. I started doing this earlier this year when I moved.

I’m in the process of getting rid of some of my books. I’ve read them and noticed how they have just sat. There are some books I read multiple times. But many of them I only read once. I’ve begun using Kindle more, although I still love feeling a book in my hand. It’s a great feeling.

Bring me the books! That’s the mindset I have. What about you? Do you love to read? It seems more and more people are not interested in reading. That’s sad. There’s so much information out there. People spend years researching for one book. Reading allows you to gather up all of the information they’ve collected in a short amount of time. Reading allows you to travel all around the world. Reading allows you to travel back in time and in the future as well. Reading is great.

Bring me the books. Pick up a book! Read it. Learn from it.

Be sure to pick up the best book ever: The Bible. It never gets old. It’s unlike any other book. It will endure forever. It will change your life. It will help you to prepare for eternity. It will never go out of print. Read it. Learn it. Live it. Never put it down.

What are some of your favorite books? Please share with me.

6 Comments

  1. Tony

    July 17, 2018 at 5:53 am

    Most books by Haruki Murakami, particularly The Wind Up Bird Chronicals.

    1. benjamin333

      July 17, 2018 at 9:53 am

      Thanks for the feedback Tony. I will have to check out this author. I really like what Cal Newport has written.

    2. benjamin333

      August 15, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      Cool thanks.

  2. Nikki

    July 17, 2018 at 6:26 am

    A few of my favorites…
    The Shack. Girl Wash Your Face. The Memory Keepers Daughter. The Hunger Games.

    1. benjamin333

      July 17, 2018 at 9:52 am

      Cool, thanks for sharing. I read the Hunger games. I will have to check the other ones out.

    2. benjamin333

      August 15, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      Great thanks!

Leave a Reply