I love reading. And even though I got a kindle for Christmas that I am getting used to and really enjoying, there is just something about holding an actual book in your hands that can't be replaced. I love the smell and the feel - being able to turn the pages and write every which way in the margins.
Or perhaps it is because there are so many books I have read that have impacted me and hold special meaning for me. There is no way I could ever get rid of them and when I look at them they remind of of hope or strength or some part of my journey that I never want to forget.
Here is a glimpse of part of my book shelf. May we never stop reading and never stop exploring.