A Book Lover's Journey Into the Book World
Hello everyone, my name is James and I’m new to the White Rabbit family. Like many of you, I have a passion for books! There’s just something about them that has eased its way into my heart. The funny thing is, I didn’t grow up reading books and nobody read them to me when I was little. Yeah, I read what I had to in school, but it wasn’t with much passion or interest.
The first book I actually read was “Double Your Brain Power” by: Jean Marie Stine when I was 19 years old. I absorbed it like a sponge and for the first time ever, I saw the value that can be found in a book. Ever since then, my appreciation for them had changed. I was drawn to different books at different times in my life. In some cases, I was guided to them, as if some unseen force knew what I was looking for and led me right to it, literally. That’s how it’s worked for me most of the time. Other times, a book would catch my eye on the shelf, begging me to pick it up and hold it in my hands, flip through its pages and connect with its energy. It’s in those awesome moments where you find something that speaks directly to you that’s totally relevant to where you are in your life.
Books were written by people. People that have been through many things and unique experiences in their lives. Whether it was in the 12th century, 100 years ago, or today. You have a piece of them, a piece of their heart and soul in your hands… as if being able to go back in time and listen to them, as if they were sharing these things with you directly. Nothing else can do that quite like a book. And when you own the book, you have it to re-experience over and over again, forever. A piece that can also be handed down to your children and their children’s children.
There’s nothing like holding a book, feeling the texture of the cover, admiring the craftsmanship, designs & engravings, the artwork within, the smell of its pages… it’s like a living being. It has its own energy and personality. That’s what makes them so cool because they are as unique as each individual and there’s something out there for everyone, including you.
I love talking about books, it’s my passion. They will always have a place in my heart and in this digital age, it’s a medium I hope to see last throughout our lifetimes as it has for centuries. Stay tuned for future posts here and your comments and thoughts are most welcome.What was your first, most memorable experience with a book? How would you share the value of that experience with your children or grandchildren?