Chapter Two was a great little locally-owned bookstore in Charleston, South Carolina. Susan Davis, the proprietor, made most of the store’s selections herself and so the shelves were filled with an unusual assortment of hand picked books on subjects ranging from gardening to philosophy. Whenever I visited Charleston, Chapter Two was always on my list of stops. But I never felt like I really got my fill of the place; I could’ve easily spent hours handling and flipping through the beautiful selections. Even yet, I would always leave Chapter Two feeling inspired and wanting to “step up” my reading.
I talked with Susan a number of times; she was always willing to order special books and send them to me by UPS – just like Amazon.com (www.amazon.com) but obviously more personal.
It wasn’t long after I graduated from college, married, and started my career that I first visited that beautiful little den of inspiration. At the time — feeling as though I was entering “chapter two” of my own life — this quaint Charleston bookshop inspired me to continue reading and be careful in my choice of books. Life’s too short to read a bad book.
Day 11 Guide
Learning should never stop, and reading should always begin. It’s never too late to embark on a serious reading plan, even though the noise of today doesn’t seem to promote the still and quiet that reading usually requires.
Find a time during the day – morning or night – to commit thirty minutes or an hour to reading. Consider developing a serious reading plan according to your interests or desires.
autodidact – One who is self taught.
© 2005, Levi Hill