I still remember getting my first public library card. I had just started reading and my parents signed me up for my very own card, so I could borrow books on my own. My card had a star stamped on it which meant that although I was a minor my parents gave me permission to borrow ANY book in the library (children and ADULT). And borrow I did – Beverly Clearly, Judy Blume, Madeline L’Engle, Louisa May Alcott and many, many, more books from terrific authors. I don’t know if my love affair with reading started on that day or not, but it certainly was a memorable day in my life.
According to the British newspaper The Guardian, Louise Brown, age 91, is about to borrow her 25,000th book. Brown started her reading adventure in 1946 and reads approximately 12 books a week! Wow!
So today Louise I am saluting you: This book is for you!