Doesn't the weather today just make you want to curl up on the couch with some cocoa (or bourbon), a cozy blanket, and a good book?
My day is all about grading, cleaning, and getting my life in order for the upcoming weeks of finals drama, but, as always happens when I have more important things to do, I've been wandering around the house aimlessly, calling people for absolutely no reason, and, in general, procrastinating....
My eyes wandered to a bookshelf....specifically to the "to read" shelf wedged between the "hot-as-hell pumps" and "tall, dressy boots in brown or black" shelves.
My first thought was: one day I will live in a house where my shoes and my books don't have to vie for space...More importantly, my second thought was that it has been over a month since I read even a page of literature - fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, elegant, trashy, or otherwise - that wasn't completely necessary to do my job or pursue my studies!
I have a lot of work to do, but thought I'd take a break to find some quotes that sum up how I feel about reading. They make me remember why, as a ten year old "library nerd," I thought books were possibly the greatest invention ever.
Find yourself some inspiration, a warm nook, and an old favorite, and let your imagination wander away from this dreary day! Hopefully I'll be able to squeeze in some quality paperback time before sunset!
"Wouldn't it be fun if all the castles in the air which we make could come true and we could live in them?"
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC), (Attributed)
The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
Edgar Allan Poe
Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
...And, a general life lesson:
If you go home with someone and they don't have any books...don't fuck them.