Monday, October 5, 2009

SEPTEMBER-Read a New Book Month

DID YOU KNOW: September is Read a New Book Month (yes, seriously)!!!

The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Mark Twain

Reading is fundamental,
That's what they always say;
Without it, I couldn't even imagine,
Wanting to start the day.
My mother's love of reading,
Was passed down straight to me;
And wherever it is that I am,
Some book with me, you'll see.
In my purse, under my arm,
Or maybe in my car;
I'm not so sure where the book would be,
But it couldn't be very far.
My mother says she remembers,
Books and papers 'round her mother's bed;
Where she would spend the whaole long day,
With knowledge being fed.
I love to read all kinds of things,
I never get enough;
I quess, I could love without my books,
But, boy, it would be tough.
Copyright 2008 Patricia Neely-Dorsey
poem from Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems