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For the love of books

This November, I’m particularly grateful for the wonderful authors who create entire worlds for readers like you and me to fall in love with. You know that moment after you’ve finished downing three plates of food during Thanksgiving, and you’re just itching to unbutton your pants and be free? In my biased opinion, this feeling of utter satisfaction and excitement is the equivalent to reading a good book. Beginning a new book is like stepping into a time machine, where the present world dissolves into a vision of colorful words, fascinating characters, and experiences that one might otherwise never know of. Some of the books in my personal library of fame include “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak, Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand, “She’s Come Undone” by Wally Lamb, and “The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom.

These books, and so many others, have contributed to who I am today and the perspective I have on life. I’m made up the funny scenes, the heartbreaks, and the messages captured within every page. The words themselves may be confined to one little piece of paper, but the weight of what they mean and their power to transform the world is an ability that knows no limits. So while you’re enjoying a warm pumpkin spice latte or a slice of apple pie this Thanksgiving, try opening a book and seeing what mysteries lay inside- you never know what could happen.


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