Thursday, 17 October 2013
If you think reading is boring...
I've been writing my own stories since I was eight, but reading for longer than that. I take reading seriously, I take book collecting seriously and I'm a real advocate for people losing themselves in a book.
I love the tactile nature of books (I'm not a convert to Kindle yet), I love the smell of books, I love the delight of finding a new bookshop and losing myself amongst the shelves (especially 2nd hand ones).
I love the delight of finding a new author to enjoy, I love the thrill of starting a new book and falling in love with the style and the characters and the flow of the language and I love the sense of satisfaction - mixed with a certain sense of loss - when you close the book for the last time and put it on your lap and rub the cover and want to say "thanks, mate, I enjoyed that".
And here's an icon of our times, who enjoyed reading...
Posted by Mark West at 09:00:00
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I totally agree with you, Mark! I was a late starter with my reading, and my writing actually, but never am I more happy then when I am totally immersed in a new story. It makes me happy, it makes me sad, but more importantly, it makes me complete!ReplyDelete
Lovely post :-)
Brilliantly put Mark. Without books I wouldn't me the man I am todayReplyDelete