My Go-To Juice

Some people run on coffee

Some people run on chocolate

I run on books!

They help through everything:

Whether sad or stressed:

Bored:

Yep:

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Six Degrees of Separation

Reading books are really special, not only for their content:

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But the fact that something you read can become a part of you. The characters can become your friends, family, a part of who you are.

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We love them so much that if asked, it would hard to pick just one.

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But have you ever thought about how a book you love is loved and touched by others? Especially a library book.

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Have you ever thought about how every book you check out has been checked out by countless others. Even though each book affects people in a different way; it still is pretty amazing how many people can be reached through a book.

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So there used to be something that I would do in novels I borrowed from the library. I would leave little things in them for the next reader.

Bookmarks, stickers, quotes, pictures, etc. I thought that maybe these little gifts would enhance the reader’s life, maybe make them very happy. Brighten their day.

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I stopped doing it after a while because I started to think that maybe I was causing more trouble for the library workers who have to check through the books.

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But after a while I started to do it again. I joined the site PaperBackSwap and as I sent out my books to trade; I sometimes include little things: bookmarks, cards, etc. To thank them and set a smile on their face too.

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Is that a weird thing to do? Or something you do as well?

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Crazy Book Lady

So you all know how much I love to read, right?

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So the other day I was at church when someone gave flowers to their spouse for their wedding anniversary. I was telling my friends that I think flowers are nice but they die. And what does that say about how you feel?

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I mean they are nice, but they really don’t send the right message. You know what would be better. A book.

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Think about it, a book lasts forever (or typically longer than any human will and much longer than flowers). You can take it any where with you. Enjoy it over and over and over again. Yes, books are PERFECT !!!!!!!

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Yep:

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So as I was telling my friend this, a young boy overheard our conversation and said that if I loved reading books I was boring and was going to live the rest of my life alone.

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So I guess instead of being a crazy cat lady, I guess I will be a crazy book lady.

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Sounds good to me!

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