Open Your Heart with Reading Brings Readers on a Magical Tour of the Stories we Remember, Love -- and Have Yet to Discover

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Author Jeannette Cezanne's new self-help book, Open Your Heart with Reading: Mastering Life Through Love of Books released in October by DreamTime Publishing promotes literacy ... and dreaming.

Open Your Heart with Reading -- Mastering Life Through Love of Books is author Jeannette Cezanne (Open Your Heart with Geocaching)'s newest inspirational/self-help book, published this month by DreamTime Publishing.

The book is both a celebration of reading and a call to action; the author is clear that literacy needs to be at the forefront of every thinking person's agenda. "share the magic," Cezanne writes, "and help somebody else fly away."

Flying away is the primary theme of Open Your Heart with Reading: for stories, maintains Cezanne, are what help us dream, inspire us to create and live and dare ... and, sometimes, enable us to fly away to other lands, other characters, other worlds.

"Open Your Heart with Reading is a rallying-cry for the necessity of a lifelong intimacy with words," writes poet Regie Gibson in the book's foreword. "It reminds us that great books are companions who, if we allow them to walk with us, will instruct us throughout our loves."

Open Your Heart with Reading also solicits reading stories from a wide range of people: mystery author Phil Rickman, historical novelist Elizabeth Chadwick, radio personality Lady Di, librarian Karen MacDonald, playwright Andrew Wetmore and others. This diverse chorus of voices is in unison when it comes to the importance of reading. "Reading engages me in adventures and quests I would never otherwise be able to manage," notes Andrew Wetmore, "but on my own time."

"Fly away," writes Cezanne. "Leave behind the dreariness and drudgery that often accompanies our day-to-day lives; leave the illnesses that limit our scope and emphasize our weakness; leave the poverty, wars and cruelty that characterize our species; leave the sure knowledge of our own mortality. Leave it, be somewhere else, be someone else. Fly away."

Open Your Heart with Reading is available through local booksellers (usual distribution channels) and through Internet booksellers. The author is available for speaking engagements and can be reached through her website at http://www.JeannetteCezanne.com or the DreamTime Publishing website at http://www.DreamTimePublishing.com; she maintains a blog at both sites.

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