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!

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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).

    +++

    kephiso

  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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