One of the very best things about reading is the discovery of something that changes your life. When you connect with the words of an author and they really speak to your heart. It can improve your living, help you deal with loss and make you realize that whilst life changes without much notice, you will always find a way of getting through. Books are empowering. They can be harrowing. If you don’t have time to read, make some time.
Autobiographical work can be really personal and throw up some incredible quotes which we take with us into our daily lives. So, if you have a book which has changed your life then it is your responsibility to share that with the world. Here are a few ideas of how you can do that.
Most simply, you can talk about it to your friends and share it. Often your passion whilst discussing the reasons you loved it, will be enough to interest your pals. Whilst you may not want to share your precious novel with mates who might not return it, you could buy them a copy as a gift. With your favourite quote written on the card. Joining a book club is a great social night out but will also give you the chance to share your experience of the book with others. So the first steps to ensuring the world doesn’t miss out on some incredible words of wisdom is to tell them about it!
A great way of getting other people interested is by using some of the quotes you loved as artworks. You could start with the famous slogan Tshirt. Find a custom t-shirt printing company and get them to print the quote on an oversized tee. Then wear it everywhere you go. Unless it is a well-known phrase then you will find people asking you about it. Then you can tell them exactly where it came from and why you adored it so much. You could also have a custom jacket made or if you want to be a little more subtle, use the wording as an engraving on a ring, or necklace.
Using words as art has been around as long as the dictionary. So consider taking this quote and using it in your home. You can have wall stickers made on the internet then have the phrase boldly on your living room wall. Or, if you want to be a little more subtle, you could have an A3 print made in some beautiful typography and hang it within a stunning frame. Your home should be a journey for people to learn about your life. So it is a perfect way of leaving a clue to what makes you tick. You can also have the book on hand to show them where it came from.
Don’t keep precious literary works to yourself. You are duty bound to get the word out and celebrate incredible authors. So think outside of the box and show the world what they are missing.
Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.