For years librarians have enabled my book habit, pointed me in the right direction when I needed information, and provided me with a safe haven to read. They knew my name, they knew what books I liked, they saw potential in me and made me believe that reading was power. Through librarians I found biographies of women who inspired me, learned about places I wanted to visit, and embraced the power of story. I found a world outside my own.
Today librarians still feed my habit. They know my name. They ask me about my writing and share my books with other readers. And so, I salute those unsung heroes who hang out in quiet places surrounded by books– and people who love books. People like me. And maybe people like you, too.
Double-Double Book Giveaway This Week! This week, to celebrate the Christy Award nomination Larkspur Cove, one lucky winner will win both books in Lisa Wingate’s Moses Lake series, as well as a chance to be on the early reader list for the upcoming February 2013 return to Moses Lake in Firefly Island, February 2013!
To enter, simply leave a comment answering the question of the day.
Question of the Day: Did you spend a lot of time in libraries or bookstores as a kid? Did a librarian or bookseller make a difference in your life?
Winners will be announced on SouthernBelleView next Sunday. If you’d like an email notifying you if you win, please leave an email address in your comment. Good luck! You’ll love Moses Lake!
Marybeth Whalen is the wife of Curt and the mom of six children, ranging in age from college to kindergarten. She’s the author of the upcoming novel The Guest Book.