Have you seen the report that one in four adults in America didn't read a single book last year? I realize there are literacy, educational, economic and cultural issues at play here. But I'm such the inveterate bookworm that the thought makes my head explode.
Our books sat in boxes almost a full year while we found and moved into our house. We'd look at homes with open floor plans and I would think, "But where do you go to read?" People asked how we were settling in and I'd tell them, "I miss my books." Just this month I began unpacking them into our newly installed bookshelves. I swear I had a near religious experience right there in my family room as I pulled the books out of their boxes. My preciousesssss.