I know that you are receiving a multitude of requests these days with Christmas quickly approaching. Life has been a bit hectic, but I just could not help myself in writing this letter to you. It has been more than 20 years since I wrote my last letter and tonight, I write late into the night after a long day of work and finally getting two crabby children to fall asleep. The thing is, with days like today, it is really a good book that allows me to escape and keeps me going the entire year. Being able to sit in a comfy chair, turning the pages of a book filled with adventure, mystery, or wonder is something that can motivate me like no other. So, tonight as I write this little letter to you, I want you to know that my little list of requests keeps on giving the whole year through. It helps me to become a better mother, a more empathetic person in my everyday life, and it educates me more and more about the world I live in. With a price tag that comes with just one of these books, the payback is truly endless! Here are just a few ideas in no particular order:
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
1Q84 by Huraki Murakami
11/22/63 by Stephen King
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
Thank you so much for your bit of time and consideration! I truly appreciate it and will be anxiously awaiting Christmas morning along with two not-so-crabby children!
With Warmest Wishes,