Reading is my favorite hobby. When life is stressed, I read a book. When life is relaxed, I read a book. Pulling just a few of my favorite quotes about reading, I will share them with my comments.
“A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.” ~Author Unknown
So true. And it doesn’t get mad if I ignore it for a few years. I am a re-reader and eventually come to re-read my all-time favorites. They always welcome me back, no matter how long I have been gone.
“A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.” ~Edward P. Morgan
Without books, so many subjects would have gone unexplored. Things I didn’t even know I was interested in have expanded my horizons. All because of books.
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ~James Bryce
Through books, everyone can learn a new skill, become a better person, learn to love.
“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.” ~Author Unknown
This is my favorite quote. I am blessed with many friends, but books can take me to another life like no person can.
What is your all-time favorite book? Mine is Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosna.
6 thoughts on “R is for Read”
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is my absolute favorite book. No matter how much I read, I always come back to that book as the best I’ve ever read. 🙂
I think my favourite book depends on my mood. Sometimes I think it’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch by Solzhenitsyn and other days Brideshead Revisited wins. Both were good reads.
I think I will have to give credit to “The Thorn Birds”… this was my FIRST novel and opened up a world of wonderland to me. I was NOT a good reader as a child and even spent 2 years in the same grade because of it. So I must give credit to this book, it lit the light of reading for me. Now i mostly read non-fiction. Just finished the Glass Castle… it was an OMG… book 🙂
I know what you mean with the Glass Castle. And talk about opening lines. When she sees her mother going through the dumpster? OMG!
Favorite book is non-fiction: Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud. It changed my life.
from The Dugout
That is a pretty powerful statement. How did it change your life? I never heard of it.