I love how book lovers reward themselves with finishing a book by buying more books.
Sometimes we don’t even finish before buying more. We tend to congratulate our selves for buying books by buying more books.
Six down, one more to go. Still need to keep an eye out for the elusive Half-Blood Prince.
"The book itself is a curious artifact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last decades, even centuries. It doesn’t have to be plugged in, activated, or performed by a machine; all it needs is light, a human eye, and a human mind. It is not one of a kind, and it is not ephemeral. It lasts. It is reliable. If a book told you something when you were fifteen, it will tell you again when you’re fifty, though you may understand it so differently that it seems you’re reading a whole new book"
different Harry Potter book covers around the world
Book borrowing is the biggest form of true love it’s like, “Here’s a piece of my soul that I think you would enjoy.”
Oh, I was tempted. Sorely tempted.
"We read five words on the first page of a really good novel and we begin to forget that we are reading printed words on a page; we begin to see images."
"Yes, the stories are dangerous, she was right. A book is a magic carpet that flies you off elsewhere. A book is a door. You open it. You step through. Do you come back?"
Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Keep cool this summer with these bookish ice cream flavors! Sigh. We wish these were real.