By Carol Meyer
There's nothing like reading a good novel or other book to soothe the soul.
I have always been a "bookworm," and proud of it! It's not an appealing-sounding term, but the definition -- "a person devoted to reading" -- sounds good to me.
I shy away from another definition I found in an online dictionary: "the larva of a wood-boring beetle that feeds on the paper and glue in books." Not so appealing, but then again I'm not an insect!
I always bring a book with me, wherever I go -- reading makes long waits easier. During challenging times, the right kind of book can transport you to a different place and time -- perhaps one that's more peaceful or less hectic.
Elin Hilderbrand's beach reads, John Cheever's tales that so perfectly capture suburbia, and Jodi Picoult's provocative books -- I could go on and on -- I’ve read them all!
The words, “Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be,” (Anonymous) sums it all up.