Preserving Thoughts

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When was the last time you thought much about the Dewey Decimal system? I did today! I decided to go to my favorite hang out in town, the Bud Werner Memorial Library to see where my publication Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected is filed on the bookshelves. Rather than hunt the library row by row, I took the easy way out and went directly to the computer. Sure enough my publication is on file 158.1 in the non-fiction section.

Since I am a curious soul, I wanted to see what other books it rubs covers with when it’s in-house at the library.  Interesting! Here are a few other titles in the same genre beside it:

  • Diana Looman’s Full Esteem Ahead: 100 Ways to Build Self-Esteem in Children & Adults
  • Denis Lovato: Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year
  • Oprah: Love Your Life!
  • Joan Lunden: Wake-Up Call

I love all books and but lately I’ve probably read more fiction than non-fiction. I find non-fiction helpful from an informational and educational standpoint. As Thomas Carlyle once said “All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books. They are the chosen possession of man.”

Book at Bud Werner library

Personally, I think there’s a lot of truth in that statement and it is the reason I love to both read and write.

This blog is brought to you by Sue Batton Leonard. The award-winning author of Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected and

Short Stories: Lessons of Heart & Soul.




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