Weekly Inspirations

What Does Reading Do For Me?

photogrid_1453943279105_1_1.jpgWhen the novel grabs me by the hand on the first page and pulls me line by line refusing to let me go, that’s when I know I’m off on an amazing adventure.

I run through the sentences like playing the game Hide and Go Seek anxiously awaiting to feel what’s about to happen next.

As the characters unfold, I talk to them as if they were my mother, my sister, or my best friend.  I scold, cry and hug them wrapping my arms around their pain.  My heart races to the rhythm of each word.  So hard to put down even for a moment.

I look up and it’s 2 a.m., and I must go to work in a few hours.  We will meet again tomorrow, same time, same place.

Some of these books are:

  1. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
  2. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  3. Cooked by Jeff Henderson
  4. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.

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