We all have those books in our collection, that we wouldn’t trade for the world. Books that have helped us through a tough time, taught us something, helped us grow, gave us an escape — whatever the reason, they will always hold a place in our hearts and on our shelf.
If you have read ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’, think about the reason you picked it up in the first place, and the things you’re left with after reading it, wouldn’t it be amazing to offer those same things to the people you love? With graduations and Father’s Day this week, here’s why books make the best gifts (but you don’t need an excuse to gift one).
“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” — John Green
This is exactly the notion that has brought together readers of ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’, it not only teaches them, but helps them realize they are not alone in trauma. Whether or not you’ve been through some form of trauma first-hand or know someone who has, it affects us all, and therefore the book serves to benefit us all. Some of the biggest supporters of the book have been teachers and social workers who read the book simply to better understand others.
“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” — Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
A love for reading is one of the best gifts we can give children, and books that serve to enrich their minds and souls will do twice the work for them. Learning and literature are a match made in heaven, and the benefits of reading are endless.
So before you reach for that gift card in the shopping checkout line, give the gift that will really come from the heart—books.
Happy reading, to you and yours.