Let’s Talk with Debra H Goldstein

Teddy Bear Love
by Debra H. Goldstein

Do you love fuzzy wuzzy cuddly teddy bears? Does simply seeing a stuffed bear evoke feelings of happiness or comfort? If any of this is true, this is your day to celebrate. Why? Because September 9 is National Teddy Bear Day.

Although I have gifted many teddy bears over the years and my twins had matching white Gund bears which were each their favorite lovies, I never exhibited the same type of devotion to any type of stuffed animal. For me, it was always books.

One Taste Too ManyAs a toddler, I dragged a cloth book around the house. It was replaced by board books and finally by books with words. Although I wasn’t born reading, I can’t recall a time that I didn’t read or demand that others read to me. I’m grown now (okay, that is debatable), but books are what still provide me with happiness and comfort. They give me the opportunity to escape reality, to travel to unknown places, to learn about how others, live and imaginary, live. Books are my refuge and my joy.

For a chance to win an e-copy of One Taste Too Many (U.S. only), tell me your secret love – is it books or teddy bears?

While you’re here, check out our September contest, which runs from September 1-18. The winner selects a book from the book vault on the contest page, with print books limited to US mailing addresses. Enter here!