I am a voracious reader and for the past three days, I’ve been enjoying catching up on my reading. My family often teases me to say that I’ve got enough books to last me a life time. I agree.
Sometimes I fantasize about doing nothing but reading all day! I imagine waking up, making my fabulous coffee and settling down to read. Then, taking a break to tackle all those essential mundane things like cooking, cleaning up and racing through emergencies, if any – and then coming back to read. Perhaps someone would keep up a supply of food and coffee and nudge me…and so the day would wear on.
Funnily enough, I played out my fantasy to a large extent today. I was on a mission to finish a book I had started reading. Few things are capable of motivating me to finish up chores on the double like an interesting book. I had everything wrapped up quickly, including work and settled down to read. Ah, the satisfaction!
Growing up, I’ve enjoyed many many wonderful books. I owe the reading habit to my Mom and Uncles. We had a massive library at home – in fact, an entire floor was devoted to books. Since ours was a joint family, everyone had responsibilities and I remember how we would vie for anything that involved the library! We were ever ready to do things there – catalog books, clean the place, dust the shelves, anything in return for a book.
So many lovely hours spent in the shade of the terrace, with books. Happy times sharing books with friends and then discussing them to shreds.
I am never without a book (or two, usually). I enjoy reading two or three books at the same time.
Here are some inspiring quotes about reading that I really love. Enjoy them while I work on tomorrow’s post! It is great signing up for a daily blogging challenge, but after the initial week or so, the pressure builds up. Life intervenes. And life is so much fun, isn’t it?
Inspiring quotes about reading
One of my all-time favorites!
“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.”
― Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
‘If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.’ Stephen King
“Seeing someone reading a book you love is seeing a book recommending a person”
Ever experienced that?
I love to read!
Of course, ain’t no cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me!
And finally, “You can’t buy happiness but you can buy books..and that’s kind of the same thing!”
That pretty much sums up how I feel about reading.
What about you?
Got any inspiring quotes about reading to share?
What kind of books make you smile?
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