I loved this weeks’ 52Photos prompt, “Open.” I immediately thought of an open book. I know I’ve written plenty about my love of reading here on the blog. The truth is, I can’t imagine my life without books. I have been a reader my entire life. Books have taken me places I would never gone and helped me meet people I wouldn’t have otherwise. I have learned about different cultures and religions and customs. Books have kept me company when I’ve been lonely and made me laugh when I was sad. Reading is definitely my favorite simple pastime. And I couldn’t be happier that I’ve passed on my love of reading to all three of my kids. I love that they, too, will have a lifetime of book joy.