Governor Perry’s Un-Library

Governor Perry’s Un-Library ¬†according to the picture in the Houston Chronicle has no books. The library furnishings are beautiful, decor tasteful, but there isn’t a book in sight. ¬†Even if the library is solely for guests, there should be shelves of books indicating a literary/sophisticated atmosphere. Or maybe the decorator could put a few books around on tables as a gesture of friendliness and an indication that people in Texas can read. Considering Laura Bushes love for and promotion of reading books, she must be disappointed at the state of her former home.

Even beyond education and enjoyment, books speak special languages. My librarian friends tell me that children often smell a book before deciding to check it out. If it smells just right, they take it. They feel the texture of its cover before making a selection. Selecting an attractive book can open a new world of curiosity and learning. Let’s also remember how third graders who must write book reports weigh the book as well as look at the number of pages.

About Naomi

I am a writer and Christian educator who works in several genres with a specialty in materials for persons with disabilities. The Long Road Home Romance Collection includes one of my books (11/14), and I just finished the first draft of a Quick Look handbook to help persons who teach an inclusive classroom. I love playing and listening to classical music, fishing, doing family things, and, in spite of my non-interest in identifying birds, have come to name them because of my bird watching husband, Bob. My children and grandchildren, because of their expertise in different fields, have broadened my lens for looking at the world.

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