Monday, January 31, 2011
(43-188) A Good Book
When I wrote "Authors," I mentioned that I was still waiting for the Sophie Kinsella "Shopaholic" series to be available at my library. Every time I go there, I rush eagerly to the aisle where I might find the sequels; and I have yet to find book two available. Being the Queen of FOLLOWING THE RULES, I have no interest in reading the books out of sequence; so I switch gears and look for something else. Well, about a year ago, a librarian informed me that Sophie Kinsella also wrote books under the name Madeleine Wickham; and as luck would have it, on my last trip to the library, I was able to check out two of her books.
I had wanted to read "Eat,Pray,Love" for quite some time; and over the summer my friend Shannon had lent it to me. I read a couple of chapters and thought it was OK; but I never finished it; not even close. I hadn't read another book in the mean time; until I took out "Sleeping Arrangements." Just two pages in, and I could tell that this was a book that I wasn't going to be to put down; and I was right. I just love Sophie/Madeleine's voice; and even though reading her words makes me question what in the world I think I'm doing; I'm still compelled to read on.
Feeling awestruck, and inspired by my current read; I thought I'd look for some quotes on books and reading; and I found a few that I felt were worth sharing:
1. " A house without books is like a room without windows."
2. "To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting."
3. "Never judge a book by its movie."
4. "You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend."
And to quote John Burroughs "I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."
Till next time...
Queen of EVERYTHING