Today was the book fair at his daughter's school, and, predictably so, she had a list. I know how much Dad and daughter both love books, and I remember book fairs when I was in school. It was a bibliophile's paradise! Her mom had likely told her "No" to a request for books, considering them "luxuries," and further conversation revealed that she likely considers reading at all a "luxury," even with such delights as free e-books and these great places called libraries.
|Some of my favorite books. Love me some Fitzgerald!|
I will only buy books, though, if I feel that they will enrich and enhance my life in a significant way. I'll buy books on being a better business person or books that will teach me something new, but I'll borrow chick lit and classics. I have boxes of books on business, theology, soapmaking and responsible financials. These are all things that are important to me.
Are these books my only luxury, though? No. Artisan-made soap also is a luxury for me. (Thank goodness I know how to make my own!) Just as I can't imagine living life without a source of reading material, I also can't imagine tormenting my skin with synthetic detergent bars like I used to. These are little things, but they make life more enjoyable to me.
What luxuries can you not live without on a daily basis?