Friday, January 7, 2011

Book Whore

I am a self-declared bona fide book whore.
I LOVE BOOKS!!!
I can never get enough.
I buy, borrow, rent and gift them.
My library card has at least 50 titles out at all times.
(partially due to my book loving family)
I cheat on them with others
reading several at a time.
I start them and stop them.
Use them (but never abuse them).

The feel of the pages between my fingers,
the weight gentle across my chest
the smell of their smooth jacket wafting age up my nostrils,
the words they share with me like secrets
in bed
at the table
when my husband isn't watching
and when he is.

Constant companions
willing to go anywhere
be taken anywhere.
Fantasy worlds and lives are gifted to me.
Experiences within the pages
secrets between us
for the brief time held in my hand.

Books
their content
Concrete yet not
Stacked
spread open
torn and worn
old and new
always waiting for someone
anyone to pick them up
give them life.

Discovering pleasure in the pages
unable to stop
as if a junkie
with words my drug of choice.

You won't find me sporting a kindle.
Oh no no no!
Beloved books.
Always and forever.

What reads are you taking advantage of today?




my current stack of good reads in progress
1. The Tao of Pooh (just acquired at a used book sale
2. Traveling Mercies (absorbed it -I love Anne Lamott!) 
3. Crooked Little Heart (first Lamott fiction I've tried -haven't started yet)  
4. Embroidered Effects - fun! creative! easy!  
5. Her Last Death (holy crap! raw, daring, gripping, can't put it down!)   
6. Complete Photography Course (cheaper than a class - bought it as gift for myself - desperately need the education   
6. Encaustic Art - purchased for my love of encaustics and for self-education
 7. Somerset Studio Magazine - just because it's soooo much fun!









what's this I see?

 why, it's a book in a box!

10 comments:

Martha Lever said...

Now that is just about the cutest thing I have seen in a long time!!!!

John said...

I love books too Lynn, and if I really like it I may read it again over the years. To me a good book is like a good friend, you know it is always there for you The photrographs of your daughter are so sweet too. Also glad Mr L is getting back to normal.

Caroline said...

I just Anne Lamott...she makes me burst out laughing! Nice stack you got there ;)

I am reading Bikram's book...it's really good!

Lenetté aka The Shitzizle said...

oh my gosh... how fabulous... book in a box. so cute!

love your tribute to books. :) my book club group is meeting tonight to pick our books for the rest of the year. :)

julie Haymaker thompson said...

keep the book reviews coming. A house without books is never a home !!

Courtney said...

lol! LOVE this! I was just thinking of taking a picture of my reading table and posting it! I LOVE LOVE LOVE books and will not ever own a Kindle!

G-Pride Farm said...

Book lover/owner here too. Remember the scene in Beauty and the Beast, he takes presents his library to her for her use anytime. I so envy that room. My reading now is Mary Higgins Clark - Just take my heart. and Sandra Brown - Charade. Just finished the 6th book of James Pattersons - Women's Murder Club. Melanie will bring me 7th book tomorrow when she drops off Kiley. Oh and my new gardening magazines. What's a kindle?

julochka said...

i love books too, but i do abuse them, if by abuse you mean underline, lighlight, circle and scribble in them. and that's why i won't get a kindle.

i downloaded brothers karamazov to iBooks on the iPad, but i can't read that way. i love the feel of the pages of a book in my hands.

and i have a bad habit of buying them, rather than getting them from the library. but that's because of the writing in them thing.

nacherluver said...

Sounds like your books are well loved!
Glad to see so many other book lovers. Does a heart good.

Jaime said...

That is the most adorable thing ever.

And yes! Me too, me too!
I don't think I could ever bring myself to buy a kindle...I just love the feel of a book in my hands, the turning of the pages... for all those reasons you described. I have to hold myself back sometimes from entering bookstores, because I can't walk out without a new (or wonderfully used) book in my hand.
Isn't it the best kind of addiction?

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