Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Friday, October 23, 2009

Books

May I just say that I love books? I really do. I love the way they smell, the way they feel, the way they take you places you never imagined you could go....

I love how a book stays where it is until you're ready for it. I love that you could leave a book alone for hours, days, weeks, months or even years, and it will still be there for you. Always.

I love that you can borrow a friend's book and no one thinks anything of it. I love that you can have as many books as you want and no one thinks poorly of you for it. In fact, they tend to think highly of you.

You can discuss books in graphic detail, and no one will call you crass or vulgar.

I love that you can take a book everywhere with you - shopping, on the bus or train, anywhere you are, and never feel like they just don't want to be there, or that they are annoying you, or ignoring you.

I love that books are there when you need them, the moment you need them.

I love books.

3 comments:

Kendra said...

As I look to my full bookcase, overflowing to another bookcase, and then to the shelf I added to my nightstand to carry it's own tower of books that are either borrowed or have not yet found their place on a shelf, I couldn't agree more. I've never felt moved-in to a new place until my books are unpacked, and I feel more at home, even with other stuff left in boxes.

Drue Allen said...

I TOTALLY agree with you. Nothing replaces a book, and yes - I may read a few on-line. But I still like holding one. Regardless what people say--teens still love holding them, too. So your passion is shared!

S. M. Carrière said...

Kendra,
I agree completely. After my bedroom, the first thing to go up were my books when I moved into my new place. It's not home until my books are up!
Drue,
Thanks so much for posting Drue! I'm so glad that you have found a love of reading. There is nothing to beat it, in my opinion. Had a rough day? Calm down with a good read. Don't want to deal with the world? Escape into a book and discover a completely different world. I certainly hope that you retain your love of reading. Thanks again!