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You know that Abba song, “Thank You For the Music”? With that joyful chorus:
“So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing
Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me.”
That’s how I feel about books–both reading them and writing them. I can’t imagine living without books. I am surrounded by books. I have more bookshelves than any other furniture in my apartment.
I am so grateful that I can read books, that I can find joy, comfort, exhilaration, and validation in their fictional worlds. And I’m so glad I can write them, too. I hope, someday, to give readers the same joy and satisfaction, and comfort and validation, that I get from reading.
Every time I find a new book that moves me deeply, or excites me, I feel so lucky.
Do you feel like that?