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Why I Read!

Book clubs have begun in full force and we are reading many amazing books that I will tell you about this fall, but first I wanted to share this lovely peace of writing by Richard Peck.  I hope it explains why I believe it's worth reading....

I read because one life isn’t enough, and in the pages of a book I can be anybody;
I read because the words that build the story become mine, to build my life;
I read not for happy endings but for new beginnings; I’m just
beginning myself, and I wouldn’t mind a map;
I read because I have friends who don’t, and young though they are,
they’re beginning to run out of material;
I read because every journey begins at the library, and it’s time for me to start packing;
I read because one of these days I’m going to get out of this town,
and I’m going to go everywhere and meet everybody,
and I want to be ready.

Please pick up a book tonight and begin reading with your children.

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