The Joy of Books & Reading

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  • I am at the airport in Salt Lake, waiting for my connecting flight to New Orleans. For the record, I hate airports. And I hate layovers. So I was not too happy about my several hour layover, when I got off the plane from San Francisco. But a bookstore in this airport has made my day. Well, not the bookstore itself. I didn’t really go into it. But as I passed by, I noticed these quotes about books and reading in the window display. These quotes made my day. The happiness I felt reading these quotes is indescribable. I could personally relate to each of these statements about the joy of books and reading. I jotted them down to share. Here they are. Enjoy!

    “Books may be the only true magic.” – Alice Hoffman

    “A book is a delight to the mind.” – Anonymous

    “What is reading but silent conversation?” – Walter Savage Landor

    “A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” – Chinese proverb

    “You can taste a word.” – Patricia Bailey

    “Tis the good reader that makes the good book.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “I am a part of all I read.” – John Kieran



    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.