Books for every mood and time

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From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood. There was poetry for quiet companionship. There was adventure when she tired of quiet hours. There would be love stories when she came into adolescence and when she wanted to feel a closeness to someone she could read a biography. On that day when she first knew she could read, she made a vow to read one book a day as long as she lived.

– Betty Smith (“A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”)

I really enjoyed this book, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”, and gave it five stars. This is a coming of age book about a girl growing up in Brooklyn. There are struggles in her life and she often finds comfort in a good book.

I think this quote is true, since there’s a book to match every mood, time, feeling, and personal challenge. We don’t all have to enjoy the same books. Also, we’ll discover that different books have various meanings and change through our life. Go ahead and discover that one particular book that matches exactly as you’re feeling or want to feel.

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9 thoughts on “Books for every mood and time

    Jackie Paulson Author said:
    September 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I just might have to pick up this book great review: http://postadaychallenge2011.com/2011/09/27/weekly-photo-challenge-fall/

      Caroline responded:
      September 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      It’s one of my favorite books. She really gains a love and appreciation for the wonder of books. I definitely recommend the book. Thanks for the comment. 🙂

    Kate Kresse said:
    September 30, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I must have read that bok 10 times—that and the Anne of Green Gables books, the Betsy-Tacy series, and of course The All of a Kind Family and Little Women!

      Caroline responded:
      September 30, 2011 at 10:49 pm

      It’s now one of my favorite books. I love how she adores reading and her struggles growing up. I love Little Women too. 🙂 Thanks for your comment.

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    the island traveler said:
    October 24, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Books at times know more about us and our longings than people do. Wonderful post.

      Caroline responded:
      October 24, 2011 at 6:59 pm

      True, I think it’s magical finding the right book for the right moment of how you feel. It’s one of my favorite books now. Thanks for your comment.

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