HarperCollins Contest: Win 50 Books

Barbara Haworth-Attard

I noticed that HarperCollins has a contest where you can win fifty books and all you have to do is share what reading means to you. (or something like that.) You can find it on their website.
I’m not entering because I can’t figure out the hashtag thingy (don’t get them at all – okay, I’ll Google it.) but here is why I think reading in important.
First of all, I’ve never seen anyone reading a book suddenly get up and deck somebody, then settle back down to their book. Reading lets you recognize yourself in a book and not feel so lonely in your own life experience. Reading stretches the mind, makes a person more tolerant of others. Reading makes you kinder. Reading takes you to other places, other people and other experiences, thus broadening a person’s outlook. Reading makes you thoughtful and (hopefully) less prone to quick judgement. There is much more reading does, but I’ll end by saying, a book is a great friend.