10.19.2012

30 Day Posting Challenge | Day 3 - A Book I Love



Really, just ONE?!

Hello, my name is Macey and I am a book-a-holic.

My mom was determined to teach her children to read as soon as possible and had me reading at the age of 4. (Realizing she could have had me reading even earlier, she taught my little brother at the age of 3).  I fell in love with reading.  Whenever a birthday or Christmas rolled around, all I wanted was books.  It didn't even matter to me what book it was, I just wanted to read.

One of my happiest memories is Christmas when I was 12.  My mom kept asking me what I wanted/needed and I just kept telling her "books."  She kept asking me which books, and I would just say, "any book."  So on Christmas morning there was a large box under the tree for me, and you know what was in it?  BOOKS!  TONS of them!  My mom found a few booksales through the library and went to town!

Over the years I've put together quite the collection, but sadly, most of them are now gone.  I went through a period of simplifying my life before moving to Portland and having 12 boxes of books to lug around just seemed like too much.  So I sold them.

There were a handful that I just couldn't part with yet though...

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If you've known me for any amount of time, you most likely know the following three things:
  1. I love Peter Pan and all the variations of his story.
  2. Shakespeare is my sunshine on a cloudy day.
  3. Anything that embodies positivity and fun is something I want to be a part of.
So I keep these books around.  I read them often.  I look at the beautiful illustrations and I allow myself to dream and experience through their words.

What is a book that YOU love?
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