The world was hers to read.

This tattoo belongs to LeAnn.

The line is, “The world was hers for the reading.” I decided to change it and create a little of my own, “The world was hers to read.” I did it in medium typewriter font.

I am in grad school to be a librarian and this means two things to me.  One, when I read I have the whole world at my fingertips… I can learn or hear, understand anything. And the world is full of things for me to read… long dead people for me to meet.

Literary Tattoos: Betty Smith A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

“From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood. There was poetry for quiet companionship. There was adventure when she tired of quiet hours. There would be love stories when she came into adolescence and when she wanted to feel a closeness to someone she could read a biography. On that day when she first knew she could read, she made a vow to read one book a day as long as she lived.”

- Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


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