So I was reading my friend Savanna's blog today, where she mused on the banning of books and she made a comment that smacked me in the head and pulled this post from me, as well as gave me an idea for a possible story! Thanks Lady Kougar!
She said: "Gee, someday, reading itself could be outlawed..."
Whoa, when I stopped hyperventilating, I thought what kind of world would this be without books? Without reading?
The love of a good book goes way beyond just learning something new or explaining how something works. Reading is a way to relax, reduce the everyday stress of, well, life! Reading can take you on the vacation you can't afford. Reading can show you alternate lives, alternate realities, histories you are to young to remember, wise words of people long dead. Reading can show you love, bring you love(yes it can).
Imagine will you a world devoid of the mental stimulation found in a book. What do you do with your free time if you can't afford to go to movies or anywhere that costs money to attend?
TV you say? Can you afford all the new contraptions you need to actually watch TV these days? What if you can't? Do we all become Zombie like people going through the motions of the day?
Gads, I hope not!
"Gee, someday, reading itself could be outlawed..."
NO! Not just no, but HELL NO! The day something like this was allowed is the day I start my life of crime!
Books are beauty, stories are a salvation and reading is a right...go out there and grab your right today!
Check out the Banned and/or Challenged Books from the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century. Stop by your community library and pick one up or any book and enjoy!