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Good Reads @ JCPL

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I take books along with me everywhere I go; in fact, on a recent visit to the dentist, I took a book along for company, because "I've been to the dentist before, so I know the drill."

Moms are spot-on. With eyes in the back of their heads, 365 days a year, they are all-seeing, all-knowing beings whose sixth sense keeps children (and grandchildren) on the straight and narrow (for the most part).

June is a great month to visit your local branch of the Jasper County Public Library, too, because there are so many special events to look forward to and SO MANY new books to read, including these new adult fiction titles!

By the time the year 2013 is over, we’ll look back on whatever momentous occasions happened in the month of June.

"I was walking through the park one day; in the merry, merry month of May..." and so the song goes.

The merry month of May brings great things to the outdoors, but it also brings great things to the indoors of the Jasper County Public Library.

Kids are people too. I know this to be a fact, because my seven year old granddaughter tells me so.

She is observant and comes up with some very thought provoking statements. When she was four years old and her baby brother, Eli, was born, in a very mature voice she said, “You know, baby Eli won’t be a baby forever.”

Once in a blue moon,” you “go for broke” and “race against the clock” to find that perfect book to read, and when you do, you realize that you “can’t judge a book by its cover,” because as you read it, you think to yourself, “it’s all Greek to me.”

I like to try new things and go to new places, and agree with the late, great Dr. Seuss when he said, “There’s no limit to how much you’ll know depending how far beyond zebra you go.”

Scrolling through some Internet sites, I came across this definition of love: “Love is a wildly misunderstood, although highly desirable, malfunction of the heart, which weakens the brain, causes the eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.”

This quote, written by an unknown author, is the very definition of the “L” word in most households, and also in mine, unless ham is the chosen meal for that particular day.

 At least once each day, the thought, “What would happen…” runs through my mind. Does it yours?

According to a small article in “Reader’s Digest,” Google, the most powerful search engine in the World Wide Web knows this and comes prepared with statements that complete this thought.

I’ve always considered myself an avid reader, and have often said that I will read whatever is in front of me, be it magazines, newspapers or the cereal box.