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SEPTEMBER-Read a New Book Month

Posted by patricianeelydorsey on October 5, 2009 at 9:37 AM

DID YOU KNOW: September is Read a New Book Month (yes, seriously)!!!


The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.

Mark Twain



Reading is fundamental,

That's what they always say;

Without it, I couldn't even imagine,

Wanting to start the day.

My mother's love of reading,

Was passed down straight to me;

And wherever it is that I am,

Some book with me, you'll see.

In my purse, under my arm,

Or maybe in my car;

I'm not so sure where the book would be,

But it couldn't be very far.

My mother says she remembers,

Books and papers 'round her mother's bed;

Where she would spend the whaole long day,

With knowledge being fed.

I love to read all kinds of things,

I never get enough;

I quess, I could love without my books,

But, boy, it would be tough.

Copyright 2008 Patricia Neely-Dorsey


poem from Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems



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