Good Morning and welcome to Coffee Chat!

 Today we are talking about my first love.
 Or, at least one of them.

I've always loved reading.    Getting lost in a good book has always been easy for me to do.
And I think the happiest people, are those you never really stray far from their first loves.

So, you see.... I've really always been a fangirl, because when you boil it all down to basics:  The Story Is The Thing.

Time out for Mom

Tuesday, June 10/14

Finish the following:    
You know a book is really good when _________

.....  You stay up all night turning page after page.   You make a cup of tea at 2 am just to get you through those last 2 chapters because You Are Almost There!!     And when you turn that last page, when all the details are revealed and the lovers are heading off into the sunset, or the Ring destroyed, or the spider has died......  You Feel Changed.

I believe upon the final closing, I should have lived a hundred lives.    Be slightly exhausted.
An emotional wreck perhaps.    Like I just lost a good friend.

And yet..... I'm already thinking about the next one.
Although still slightly attached to the one I just finished.

It's an Experience.

It's probably partly a Library folks.

There's nothing boring about Language!!   And poetry. 
Books are magic.... you just have to let them cast their spell on you.

Some fave excerpts:

“If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

“We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.” – George Orwell, 1984

 “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…And then one fine morning—So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Ah, the green light at the end of a dock.    Such things we Dream of.

 “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.” – Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

 “’Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.’” E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

 “There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was a light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.” — J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King
 The Shadow was only a passing thing!!!

Are you not inspired?
How can you not want to take such a journey?

The Road...

.... it goes ever on.
And I must follow.

Next Week:  What makes you feel the most confident/attractive/sexy?

About The Author
Leslie Botchar, aka "RoryBore", is a SAHM enjoying life one day - and one cup of coffee - at at time.
She has had several articles published in The Huffington Post, and hopes to one day marry her skills as Word Wrangler and Photo Ninja. Leslie spills it all on her blog Time Out For Mom, and invites you to join her for some Mom "Me" Time.
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