How so? Well, for starters, readers tend to be very well-traveled. For them, a trip to Venice, Paris, or New Orleans is as close as the local library. I, personally, have traveled the world many times over through books.
Also, readers are never alone–unless they choose to be. I always carry a whole cast of fascinating characters with me where ever I go. They make me laugh. They make me cry. They comfort me. They inspire me. They’re like friends. In my purse. (If you ask me, interesting people who fit into your purse and have no need for food, drink, bathrooms, or medication, are highly desirable friends.)
What’s more, I’ve learned almost everything I know by reading: how to cook, sew, grow a garden, build a pond, and yes, how to write. You can learn just about anything from books–except for maybe how to dance. If a reader can learn anything, then a reader can do anything–except dance, of course.
For example, I have a friend who once needed $3,000 worth of repairs on her car. She didn’t have the $3,000. So, she spent $30 on a book about how to repair her car and did it herself! (This particular reader can probably dance, too–she’s just that kind of girl.)
The point? There’s no limit to where a reader can go, the kinds of people they can get to know, or what they can learn and accomplish! The more we read, the more we know, the better we do, and the farther we go! The future only grows bigger, brighter, and more promising for readers.
For that reason, I’m partnering with Amazon to donate my new novel, Lula Bell on Geekdom, Freakdom & the Challenges of Bad Hair, to WorldReader. For every copy of the book sold by Amazon, another copy will be donated to children in the developing world. Additionally, Amazon is offering the hardcover at 75% off right now, so for $4.25, you get a book and you give a book! Books–and big, bright futures–for all! (Click here to purchase: http://www.amazon.com/Lula-Bell-Geekdom-Freakdom-Challenges/dp/0761462252/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354632507&sr=1-1&keywords=lula+bell+on+geekdom) Merry Christmas, dear readers! Rock on!