Isn’t a book group actually a party? That’s what I think, anyway. The truth is I’d much rather read a book than attend a party. By a long shot. And I’ve always been that way, ever since I learned to read.
Purrrr…. it‘s a scene that requires a cat, I think. Or a calm dog. And time, sweet time. It IS the height of luxury.
Need I say more? Bookgasm. Almost as good as the real thing. Maybe better, if the books’ real good. As is the new book by Jeff Brown, called Love it Forward, which came out last month.
Reading is escapist. in best possible way. I love to step into another world and live there for the length of a great book. And books that make me think about something in a new way? I devour them like mind candy.
We may pick up the same physical object, but reading a book is an individual experience. We bring to reading all of our life experience, our hopes, our dreams, our fantasies.
My mother used to call and call me–for dinner, to do the dishes, whatever, but my nose was almost always in a book and I just didn’t hear her.
I’ve been in more than one house in which there are NO BOOKS AT ALL. None. Some people believe books are clutter. Those folks can’t be serious readers. But now, with E-readers, clutter is really not a good excuse for not reading. I use my Kindle a lot, but I prefer to hold a real, hard copy book in my hand.
That’s such a good question. The best thing about being grown up? I can.
Even as a little girl, there were times when I was so sad that a book had ended. If the author really engaged me, I wanted it to go on forever and ever.
And then, of course:
So what’s your favorite quote about books? One or two of your favorite books?
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