This morning I was listening to the news and I heard this quote from Nora Ephron....(post from Goodreads.com).
5/19/1941 - 6/21/2012
novelist, playwright, screenwriter
― Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
...and I could not agree more. Her words moved me and that is what reading, and actually writing, are all about. I don't know a better way to explain to someone how important reading is in my life. I have never been much of a writer, but over the past few years I have forced myself to become a writer through my blogging. By writing about the books I read I not only validate the author's word, but also the time I have invested in reading those words. I can put into words my own thoughts on the characters, plot twists, setting, etc. Through reading I have become a writer. I know I am not going to win any prizes for my writing and in all truthfulness I do it more for myself than anyone else. Reading is my therapy and writing is kind of like my receipt for services rendered.