There is no friend as loyal as a book. - Ernest Hemingway
It’s summer time. This is the time of the year I love reading, or devouring books! As a child we went to the library in the summer time, joined summer reading programs, and could not wait until the second week or so of school to see who had read the most books in our new class, or who went to the library to see that our name had been added to the wall of achievers with all the gold stars next to it. Do children still participate in such activities?
I’m reading three books, (see I told you, devour!) (And these don’t include the waiting list at the library) 1. J. California Cooper’s “Some People, Some Other Place”, 2. Joan Morgan’s “When Chicken Heads Come Home to Roost, A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks It Down” and 3. Toni Morrison’s “Sula”. Let me tell you, I am in overdrive, riding on pure excitement right now! Powerful, powerful authors, who all have the extraordinary gift of capturing minds through thought provoking words, put to paper.
Allow your minds to go to another place and expand on life, if you will and read something this summer; get a magazine subscription, read a blog. Just read!