Enjoying Books

For sometime now I have been wanting to write something on instilling a love for reading in your children. This is not that piece, but perhaps is a precursor.
Today we made an outing, partially to be a nice event after our son’s accident (and full recovery). We went out to eat and then to a used bookstore in town that we all like. At lunch, as we discussed going to the bookstore, my 10 year old looked up and declared, like a man stating his preference of the finer pleasures of life, “I like the smell of books, Dad.” I smiled, and inwardly rejoiced! Yes! Love books, my son, and you will be nourished in so many ways in life.

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