I love stories.
Stories that I can't put down.
Stories that make me scared to turn off the light.
Stories that make me cry.
Stories that make me laugh.
Stories that make me want to be a superhero.
Stories that make me want to pull my hair out.
Stories that make me wish I lived in another time.
Stories that help me learn where I'm from.
Stories that help me decide who I want to be.
Maybe that's why I chose to build a career in journalism. I get to tell all kinds of stories on a daily basis. Sometimes it backfires though, as I am forced to tell stories I wish no one had to hear.
Though I'll take a good story in any form, my preferred method is reading. I've always thought it would be awesome to spend the night in a Barnes and Noble. Yeah, a museum would be fun too, but who wouldn't love to have an entire library of all kinds of books at their disposal? Plus, you could curl up on one of those comfy couches and make yourself a nice cup of Starbucks hot chocolate.
Though I held off buying many clothes for Lola before she was born, I could not control my desire to build her library. I spent countless hours (and dollars) wandering through bookstore after bookstore. Reece and spent an entire night discussing our favorite books from our childhood, only adding to the obsession.
As much as I love reading my books, I love reading Lola's books even more.
Lola, however, is more interested in chewing on the books than actually reading them.
So my question is, what are your favorite children's books? What are your favorite big people books? We are in need of some new reading material around here, and I would love to hear your suggestions.
Friday, February 19, 2010
I love stories.
Posted by Jessica and Reece at 12:09 PM