“I, well, you know… I kinda like… novels.” I said to a friend the other day. And it’s true. But I don’t just like novels – I like biographies, I like history books, I like historical fiction, I like Christian books, and I’ve read a lot.
I like to read. I always have and I think it will always be a favorite thing. I love the smell of books, I love to become fully engrossed in whatever has recently caught my attention, I love the feeling that comes with every flip of another page and the final feeling of completion as you set a book down that you’ve finished. It’s all so wonderful to me!
In my later teen years I got my own library card and would walk down the street on a weekly basis to borrow whatever the librarian would recommend that day. She knew my tastes, what I preferred, and she encouraged my love in the classics.
A favorite that I discovered as a young girl and I pick up on a regular basis to this day is Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster. It’s a story of Jerusha (Judy) Abbot, a talented orphan girl, who is sent to college to become a writer by a mysterious benefactor on the condition that she writes him a letter each month to give him updates (although she never receives a response). One of the very fun aspects is that this story is written in the form of the letters that Judy has to send.
This book, written in 1912, is similar in style to books by L.M. Montgomery (author of Anne of Green Gables) and Louisa May Alcott (author of Little Women) and although it will most likely be found in the young adult literature section of a bookstore, I still enjoy it immensely to this day! It’s an easy read, can be found for very cheap, and is great for ladies young and old!