Le Petit Marche

Friday, March 23, 2012

Reading - One of the greatest joys in life!

This weeks blog theme on ESN is Reading.  I don't think I know anyone who doesn't love reading.  You can travel, learn, smile, cry, laugh out loud, learn new words, have emotional moments and so much more from reading.  I love reading.  Mostly I only have time to read at  bedtime so books like "Anna Karenina" and "Pillars of the Earth" took me forever to get finished.  We all know the history of literature begins with the invention of writing, right?  I mean, someone had to invent it!  So I was curious who, how, and when (I'm like that...) writing and reading got invented. So here is your mini lesson if you choose to continue reading:

The history of literature begins with the invention of writing, in Bronze Age Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. Writing developed out of proto-literate sign systems in the 30th century BC, although the oldest known literary texts date from the 27th or 26th century BC. (ref: Wikipedia)
If you want to learn more the Wikipedia site has more, mostly hyperlinks that's why I kept this short.  I myself have not checked out what a proto-literate sign system was/is! 

I don't have any novels or many books for sale, but I do have a couple cookbooks, books on massage, and an art book.  I chose the Ayurvedic Cookbook from my tiny collection, well, because it's so cool and informative and healthy! You can check out this book and others, and other stuff for that matter at Le Petit Marche.  Bon appetit!


  1. I also am curious about things, Enjoyed the history lesson.

  2. I love that reading takes you places you'd never get to visit otherwise. Great post!

  3. Love your page! Your post is great!

  4. Thank you all! I enjoy doing a little research on the topics we post about, it's really quite fun and educational!