In Bed with a Good Book

by Jan Geronimo on December 13, 2008

Children readingImage via WikipediaEnglish novelist Anthony Trollope of the Victorian era said it best:

The habit of reading is the only one I know in which there is no alloy. It lasts when all other pleasures fade. It will be there to support you when all other resources are gone… It will make your hours pleasant to you as long as you live

Part of my bonus from my day job goes to buying books. Ah, I love the smell of new books. I can even spread the love to secondhand books, and although I draw the line at sniffing used books, I can always hug them and take them to bed.

It has been a while since I had a good read. A couple of Tom Clancy’s here and there borrowed from my best friend. I think the last book I bought was One Hundred Years of Solitude.

I am lusting after books because this is all I can reasonably buy this Christmas without upending the delicate balance of my financial world. Hahaha.

I am lusting after books because I got sidetracked by the internet, pulled here and there by glitzy videos, bite-sized wisdom served like aperitif for kids with short attention span disorder.

Back to the basics again for me this coming vacation. Here’s looking forward to a carnal, salacious, mind-boggling trysts with authors I hope to get hooked up with again.

Because of possible ethical issues with regard to donating books to this blog author, I urge you to restrain your generosity. It’s all right. All is well with us even without gifts. The small print though states that I can be persuaded to accept your gesture of goodwill. Hahaha.

Care to share what book you will pick from the shelf to read this yuletide season?

Here’s an interesting article for your reading pleasure, The Future of Literacy: Online, R U Really Reading?. Related articles by Zemanta

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  • Jan
    @Light: Well, we can always read online. And oh, those thick and heavy school books are a bother indeed, but these can you set you up nicely afterward - when schooling is done. :)
  • Light
    Reading books on bed isn't for me, I guess. All the books that I'm reading are thick and heavy school books! I'll end up snoring whenever I bring the to bed!

  • Jan
    Ah, my friend, place reading at the top of your list of hobbies. So you'll get to visit my blog more...Writing for other publications, that's a good idea. Thanks, I know I sometimes drag my feet when it comes to acting on friends' suggestions, but be assured 1) I am flattered you have my interests at heart 2)I'll venture into your suggestion, wait till I get this blog on less wobbly footing...I wish the next time you visit you will take the cloak of anonymity off. Maraming pong girls dumadaan dito. Just so you know. Hehehe. Ciao.
  • Anonymous
    I like Tom Clancy, I read maybe 2 or 3 of his books.....I lke reading too maybe not much like you.... but I am always distracted by other things. Should I ever have another hobby, I will choose reading..... Take care buddy, maybe you can earn more if you'll be a freelance writter to magazine or news paper. Ciao bello.
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