Monday, January 28, 2013

Book Box

I've talked about it before.
We love books around here.
And no disrespect to those of you who use tablets,
but in my mind, no electronic device
can match the magic of real books 
fashioned of paper and ink.

Books take you places, 
both metaphorically and literally.
We visit our public library at least every other week
and also take advantage of the Books-by-Mail program
to have library books delivered to our home free of charge.
Then there's BookSwap,
where we can trade books with other avid readers.

But this, this is a great idea.
How much do I love that a 20-something gal
is as enamored with the printed page as we are?
It started here, but she's a local gal
who is continuing this wonderful concept.
It's heartwarming to see someone taking their passion
and really making a difference.
I'd like to get involved somehow.
At least we could donate some books to the cause.
It seems that a visit to the used bookstore is in order.

There are so many ways to 
change this world into a better place.
We just need to think outside the box.


  1. I do love books as well! I can't get on the e-reader bandwagon.

  2. I completely agree with your view on books. I'm such a tactile person....I have to feel it and smell it. :) What a great idea the book exchange is! Happy Monday!!

  3. There is nothing like turning a page in a book - I don't think I can do that with an e-reader no matter how "convenient" they are.

    My g/fs and I always have a book exchange when we get together - we pick from each other's "library" and share our thoughts on common books. Not exactly a book club, but a shared experience.

  4. I really want to put a book box in my front yard! What an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing.

    1. You could be the neighborhood library! Love it!


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