i heart books...
i love books.
i love everything about books.
i love the smell of the books.
i love the feel of books between my fingers.
i love the different fonts and scripts used in books.
i love reading the back of books, and the inside covers.
i love trying to guess what the author looks like before flipping the book over and seeing that staged promo picture.
i love to study the covers of books, try to figure them out.
i love the book store.
i love barnes and noble the best.
i love reading the first page, and the last page of a book before i buy it.
i love stacking books; largest on bottom, smallest on top.
i love having books with me, everywhere. in my purse, in my car, in my desk. i take them everywhere.
i love falling asleep while reading.
i love getting lost in a book. lost in a story. lost in a dream. lost in someone else's life.
i love not being able to put a book down.
i love the thoughts that come with reading.
i love how reading makes me feel.
i love romance. mysteries. fantasy. action. historical fiction. thrillers. biographies. memoirs. classics. fairy tales. myths. poetry. self help. comedy. mythology. spiritual. christian. anything really.
i am dying to read something. anything. everything.
i hate buying a book, getting it home, and being disappointed. it is a waste of time, money, and brain power. (and don't tell me to go to the library... it's not going to happen. not that i have anything against libraries, i just... mostly have things against libraries.)
so that is where you come in. i need to know...
what are 3 of your favorite books.
what are 3 books you are reading this summer.
what are 3 books someone else recommended to you.
don't let me down... give me a million. i am counting on all of you.
"A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy."
Edward P. Morgan
"Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book."
"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers."
Charles W. Eliot
"I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things."
George Robert Gissing
"Lord! when you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book."
"If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."