This week is for celebrating readers, so it only makes sense that it is also the concluding week to The LadyKillers big "giveaway" of an eReader and books, books, books. It's one way to thank our readers, because, without you, we spinners of tales might as well be daydreaming and talking to ourselves.
Let's face it: with so many other venues of entertainment at your beck and call, you don't have to read fiction. You could go to the movies, or play video games, or or bake a cake, or plant a garden with that valuable time of yours. So why go through the time and effort to read what is, at heart, a "made up" story? Something that writer Barbara Kingsolver once said seems particularly apropos: "Readers of fiction read, I think, for a deeper embrace of the world, of reality. And that's brave. I never get over being thankful for that - for the courage of my readers."
So, here's to readers... that is, to YOU! And here's to your willingness to embrace our worlds of "make-believe" woven from the written word.
You all deserve a standing ovation!
May each new book you read bring a sense of wonder and lead you on an adventure of the mind and imagination.
To wrap this up, I offer this little tour of The Walker Library of the History of the Human Imagination, accompanied by the Tallis Fantasia by one of my favorite composers, Ralph Vaughn Williams...
(I'll take the comfy sofa that appears to the right at 1:10. What about you??)