A book is just a book, or is it? I enjoy reading and I think I always have. Some of my earliest memories of childhood revolved around my grandmother reading her books to me. Many times she was merely reading from written recipes on cards but it was still reading and that was where I realized the written word was so important. Later on I would find my own love for the beauty of reading. I lost myself in books, and when I got out it made me open my eyes to the world around me. It really was amazing what books caused me to feel and to take in at a young age. I was so amazed after I read 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I got lost in it and I sat on the carpet in the library literally all day long. I finished the book to find that the librarian and my babysitter were waiting for me to be able to lock up and go home for the day. That was my first introduction to the beauty of words, how they capture the author’s feelings - and draw you into those emotions with them. I love life but nothing compares to me when I can either read or write. Those are my passions and some of my favorite things in life. So I ask you again is it just a book, or is it something much more?