I have to say that I read quite a lot. I never thought much about it till I decided to list all the books I’ve read so far this year. So far, I have read 47 and am on my 48th.
I looked at the books I’ve read and the general list of books on my kindle. I also looked at the pile of books on my desk that are half read or not started.
How many of these books will I remember in a year, in 10 years. I wondered about this.
There are books in my life that I will never forget.
1. The many books about Helen Keller. A childhood hero of mine.
2. Little Women-made me want to be a writer like Jo, one of the 4 sisters.
3. The Giving tree, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Little Prince. The truth of the messages they carry are eternal.
There are many more.
I am reading a book now that I think will stay with me a long time if not forever. These are my favorite types of books. The ones that reach down into your soul and change you in some way that makes you better for it.
So, I’m thinking, it’s nice to be able to say that I’ve read many books this year but most of them will be remembered in bits and pieces in the future.
Some, a few, will become a part of who I am.
They changed my life.