That time I built a reading fort …

One Sunday I decided to build a reading fort

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I started with a pink tent

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… then I added some blankets and some pillows

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but no reading fort is complete with some yummy goodies

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like sticky buns on a pizza plate.

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Happy reading!

BEDA – August Edition!

It’s August first, which means, blog every day in AUGUST! The last time I did something like this was in April of 2011… I was inspired, and I wanted to blog every single day in April. I missed it this April, so I’ve been waiting for the next “A” month to come along and it’s here!

Throw the confetti, sound the trumpet, let BEDA begin!

To begin let’s talk about books! It’s no secret that I love books, but I don’t think I was ever aware of my bookish love until a few years ago when I realized that there are people out there who don’t read for fun – or at all. I’m not certain how the love developed, but, I do know that reading has become an integral part of my life. I have a book blog, I attend book events, I dabble in writing; the written word is important to me.

There is one thing I want to talk about in regards to books, that is, the importance of fiction.

I know quite a few people who turn their noses up on fiction, it’s not real, so why waste time reading it. It’s true, fiction, by definition is not real, but I tend to believe that people write based on experiences – even the things they imagine have a thread of reality running through it. However, the idea of fiction – to me – isn’t to find reality, it’s to take a step away from reality.

Fiction can engage the mind, stimulate the senses and stretch the imagination; and I love it.

The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think. – Harper Lee