All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was.

–Ernest Hemingway

 bookcase

How could I live without books? Today I am grateful for the gift of books.

This is Day 13 of 21-Day Gratitude Challenge.

This is also a response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers