The joy of a good book
One activity which helped me get through this long winter is reading. I must admit I'm hooked on books. My first introduction to reading came from my family. Every Christmas and birthday I was given at least two books. I had quite a collection for my age. I remember Golden Books, a Raggedy Ann and Andy series, Lassie Come Home and Bambi. I met Dick, Jane and Spot at school as our first readers were the Dick and Jane series. Reading was my favorite activity of the school day.
Reading has filled my life with adventure and entertainment. Where in the world can you meet intriguing people, visit exotic places and be entertained without having to leave your home? As a parent and grandparent I believe books make great gifts. One of the best gifts you can give a child is reading to them until they are old enough to read to you.
I recommend reading as a serious hobby. If you can't find a certain book, visit or call your local library. It's free and they can help you find any book imaginable. When the weather warms up, take a book or e-reader to a quiet place outside. Just relax, enjoy the sunshine and the company of a good book. You won't regret it. Happy reading.