I love reading. Even as a little kid, I loved going to the library and bringing home a stack of books to tackle over the holiday weekend. It's one of my favorite memories, and here's why.
Reading has held a special place in my heart for the longest time. The holidays are equally as special, so the two of them together is a match made in heaven for my weekend. For me, the two of them have a lot in common.
After, I've read a book, the memories linger in my mind to remind me of all the fun experiences. Holidays offer the same emotional value. Looking back at pictures, seeing family again, brings everything back to my mind. Re-reading a favorite book is like looking at old photos. I fall in love with that time again, I fall in love with the characters and their journeys again.
TIES THAT BIND
Holidays are a time to get together with family and remember all the reasons why you love them. While family strife might exist, it always seems a little easier for me around a table, with twinkling lights, and pumpkin pie baking in the oven. With books, you get a whole new set of relationships and people to care about. Unless you are re-reading, then you get to experience it for the second time.
COZY ON THE COUCH
Nothing makes me happier than curling on the couch with a blanket and a good book, and maybe some snacks. In a moment, like that, I am in heaven. Luckily, the holidays happen during fall or winter and that definitely leads to some blanket-needing moments. Also, you don't move that much when you read, or at least I don't, and that also calls for a blanket and a comfy couch. The two go so perfectly together!
I couldn't resist the pun. The end of the year is when the major holidays take place, and it gives people a chance to review what happened and what they accomplished. It's an interesting time to look back and think about where you want your life to go. For me, the end of a book is much the same way. When, I finish reading, I take a moment to think about everything that happened on the pages and just breathe in all the emotions, triumphs, and questions.
Being a book fanatic and a holiday extrodinaire, I have always loved putting the two of these together. Hopefully, you all will get a chance to read and spend some time with the ones you love this holiday. I wish you a great "bookend" of the year and happy start to a new one.
THANKS FOR READING!