When I was nine years old I went to the “picture show” (back then that is what we called the movies) to see Gidget. It was the one where, during a summer, Gidget discovers surfing and love, in that order. Being nine, at the time, I was not that interested in her falling in love but I was amazed at the way she learned how to surf. I can still picture her carefully balancing herself on her bed while standing on a surfboard with an open book in hand. She was learning surfing moves and techniques from that book! I remember thinking, “Wow! You can learn how to surf from a book?” It was at that moment I realized the value of books and how they could enrich my life.
I Heart Books