The gift of reading
Via Once Upon a blog, I’ve found out the 2008-2009 Literacy Foundation’s campaign “The gift of reading” with this motto “When a child doesn’t read, imagination disappears”. It made me wonder about my favourite books, how often I buy books as gifts and how much I miss reading more often that I actually do. I don’t think my life would be the same without books or even more, I don’t think I would be the same person without reading.
Since four years ago, I have the chance to buy books for my niece Susana. I’m very careful that she likes all of them because I don’t want she could feel any rejection to reading. At the moment, I’ve bought books by Roald Dahl, Gloria Fuertes and Dora the Explorer. I’m looking forward to seeing what she will love and read afterwards but I believe that she will use new formats like e-books or whatever that I won’t be able to imagine.
Although I’ve never been a big fan of children books unless they were written by Poe, Lovecraft or Dahl, if I had to choose one as a favourite, I would choose “Mirror in the Mirror: a labyrinth” by Michael Ende. And what about you? What is your favourite book?