The love of books…

There is something about the smell trapped inside the pages of a book that is magnetically alluring. It is almost as if every story has it’s own unique aroma. I absolutely love reading, and can loose myself in the pages of countless books that give me an excuse to trail off into some alternate reality.

I’m privileged to be a part of a book club consisting of ten hilariously funny, sweet, endearing, supportive, strong women. We get together each month over a few glasses of wine and succulent dinners. Our “library” has grown and consists of an enormous amount of glorious books from which we can have our pick.

I love reading practically anything. Few things can soothe me as much as the words written on the pages of a good book. I have just finished Clockwork Prince, the second book in The Infernal devices series by Cassandra Clare. It follows on The Mortal Instruments series by the same author. I loved these books…fiction and romance intertwined beautifully! Amongst the many quotes in the book, this is my most favorite:

“The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed” – Charlotte Bronte, “Evening Solace” ”

Absolutely beautiful…I loved reading through the finely written paragraphs that caught my breath leaving me grinning and breathless.

I usually read at least two books per month, over December holiday I read twelve. I always feel spoiled knowing that I have enough time on hand to indulge in reading as much as I do. I haven’t been able to read an e-book though. The thing about real books are that sensation you get from paging through crisp pages with a story trapped within them, old yellowed pages that has transcended through countless hands and fingers and eyes taking in every word. E-books hold a story, but not a sensation of literature.

A good book gives you wings and a lightness to soar upon the words and phrases of someone else. Can’t wait to get my hands on another gloriously satisfying and enchanting book to read!


13 thoughts on “The love of books…

  1. I’m a bookworm when i was young and internet is not yet a fad. right now too much work and internet is taking away my passion in reading books. i think i must exercise reading again! šŸ™‚


  2. First of all: Thank you for visiting my blog =)

    As for e books: I haven’t read an e book, either, and I am not sure whether I’d really mind, because I love technology. Sometimes, I can be a real tech-geek. (To be honest: Sometimes I can also be the absolute opposite).

    There is something else, though, that e books can’t give you. It’s the look at the book shelf – and this is something that might not only be nice and satisfying thing for yourself to do, but it’s very interesting for others as well.
    I love to check the book shleves at someone else’s place. It tells you so much about the person. Kind of a variation of “You are what you eat”: “You are what you read.”
    (To be honest: Feuerbach’s German original of that adage has a far more sophisticated meaning, but that’s something entirely different).




  3. I definitely agree with you. I love the smell of books. All of my friends think I’m a little crazy when I get a new book and smell the pages. Also, I prefer real books to eBooks. My Grandma got me an eReader for Christmas, and I only read one book on it before I decided that I would rather read a real book. My mom currently uses the eReader. She loves it. I don’t get it.


  4. Finally! Someone who understands! I absolutely, positively, without question am in love with BOOKS! Although I have been able to transition between hard copies and ebooks, I feel the same about loving the dance of words on a page. Awesome! You just enlisted a new follower. Great post.


  5. Nothing beats the excitement of strolling the aisles of a bookstore and then the feel of holding a fresh paperback in my palms..that’s true LOVE..Thanks for sharing this šŸ™‚


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