I’ve always felt there was magic in reading a book.
When I read, the story becomes so vivid in my mind that I feel like I’m watching a movie. I have even been interrupted from reading a good book and then gone back to the TV and turned it on only to discover I wasn’t watching a story… I was reading a story!
Yes, there is magic in reading. When you read a book it’s like be admitted into a secret club.
And it’s delightful.
When I finish an excellent book, I like to imagine all the people who have read the same words and felt the same feelings before me. I like to wonder if we loved the same characters, hated the same characters, cried in the same chapters. And I love to think about the people who have yet to read the same words. Some aren’t even born yet.
I would love for everyone to have that same feeling of wonder when they read a book.
My grandpa always said he would never pay over a dollar for a bookmark… because then you can just use the dollar. Wise words, don’t you think?
I use a dollar to mark my library book pages, because I can’t dog ear them. (Yes, I dog ear my pages.) One time, I accidentally left the dollar inside when I returned the book. At first I was like, crap. Then I was like… how fun for the next reader! And I’ve been doing it ever since.
Tuck a dollar into the books you return at your local library to create a little magic in reading in your neighborhood. Doing Small Things in my community gives me all the warm fuzzies.
Side Thought: Sometimes I wonder if the librarians take the dollars. Ha! Someone should check out this book and let me know if they find the dollar!