Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Reading by the Fireplace

It is late autumn and winter is fast approaching.

You are at home with a roaring fire in your fireplace.

Near the fireplace is your easy chair and an end table piled with books.

You fix your cup of tea and grab a fur throw to settle into your chair.

What are the books on the table and which one will you read first?

You may know yourself by what you read for surely there are no accidents in your choices . . . delightful catalogues, fascinating biographies, enlightening dictionaries, historical novels . . . they all relate someway.

When the fire has burnt itself out, are you left with the desire to teach others a love of reading?