Image 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
- Magical and real: García Márquez is writing new novel, says friend
- Who doesn’t love FREE BOOKS for Christmas?