Friday, November 21, 2008

And another one....

Today I'm thankful for books. OH NO!!! you say, you've already used that one. Nope. That was the ability to read back on Monday. Today I'm thankful for the things that I do read. I love the smell of books, bookstores and libraries. Mike thinks I'm just a tad off but he doesn't get it. Think about it, in a book you can learn fascinating facts, learn about a person or put yourself into a novel. This kind of ties in with what I'm doing this weekend-going to see the movie Twilight. BFF Crystal (the fellow ESAL) told me I don't know how long ago-I've got these books that you need to read, you'll love them. As I love all things vampirish, I decided to give it a whirl and loved them. BFF Crystal, DF Connie, Kiersten and I stood in line in August to get the 4th book in the series and tonight I'm going to go see the movie of the 1st book.

What do I read you ask? Everything! I love the smell of a new book, the feel of the pages and the sound of the spine bending (I'm terrible, I tend to break the spines of my books so that they will lay flat) and the fact that I tend to come away from reading a book with blackened fingers from the ink. I will walk into a bookstore or library, especially a used book store and just stand in the doorway and smell the loveliness that is the smell of old books. Mike says it smells like dust and maybe mold but what does he know?

So, that's it for today. To all of you going to see Twilight this weekend, good luck and hope you enjoy the movie. To all the rest of you, you might want to pick up a book and see where it takes you.

Connie, I mentioned your name, do I get a prize?

Peace and love y'all!


Jayne said...

Ditto...although I have to admit that I've never just stood in a bookstore or musty library and gotten happy by simply inhaling the air. I have to actually pick something up and read. What I like to do is go to the library or bookstore and walk around randomly picking up stuff and reading snippets of this and that. I usually have a pen and pad nearby in case there's something like a quote or recipe that I just have to write down.

Connie said...

I agree with everything you said!
I am thinking of a prize for you...Really I am :)

Alona said...

Seen Twilight tonight and LOVED IT!!! Now I finally get what Paul always says about them leaving out so much of what is in the book. This is the first time for me to read the set of books before seeing a movie. Anyway...Loved loved loved the books and how they took me in and I did not want the story to end. Now the movie was the same. Loved how they ended showing Victoria .....cant wait for the next one!!!!
Did you love it?

SCNONI said...

I love to read my daughter's blog. She makes me thankful that she isn't like me at all.