Share the Gift of Reading with RIF

Share The Gift of ReadingReading is Fundamental (RIF) has a special holiday greeting for everyone who remembers the joy of the holidays represented in a memorable book. Visit their interactive holiday card to see others’ memories and share your own.

Here are some of ours:

  • Every holiday season I love to revisit my favorite series of books, The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien.  There’s something magical, comforting, and nostalgic about immersing myself in the Middle Earth, sitting by the fire with old friends, and reliving the excitement of their adventure anew each time I read it. I find the gray winter days perfectly capture the feeling of the dark days of the War of the Ring and I look forward the promise of warm weather and spring that awaits me when the world is set right at the end of The Return of the King.  I can’t imagine a holiday season without Bilbo, Frodo, Strider, Gandalf and everyone of my beloved friends.
  • I always give books for Christmas – everyone knows that their present from me will be a book.  Why? Because books can change lives; what other gift can be enjoyed again and again and make a meaningful impact on someone’s life?  A book is a perfect, heartfelt gift and I have always taken care to match the book to the friend and express my feelings for them in the book I chose.
  • At holiday time, I take out my favorite new and old cookbooks and I bake treats for family, friends and co-workers.  Sharing baked goods with the people I care about from cookbooks I love is my special way of saying that I care.

Happy Holidays!

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