I am like that with books as well. I love everything about books and love most the ones that grab me in the first sentence or two. If I lived next door to the library, I'm not sure I would ever get anything done but reading.
I simply love books. I'm probably the worst candidate for a kindle. And I also need to be caught with the first sentence. Funny, I also love Anne Lamott and Elizabeth Berg. At the moment I'm re-visiting Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal Dreams" and love it even more than the first time I read it.
I can't imagine living that close to a library, Susan. But then, what am I saying: our library is only 2 blocks away! I actually passed it today while on a walk and thought to myself that I need to start visiting there to see what I can find...especially in English. :) Thanks for the added inspiration.
Lucky you - living next door to a library. It's true what they say - books CAN be a 'best' friend!!!! And - I just love the quote. Made me smile...
what a fantastic quote:" Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another." i could not be without books either; we don't really have good bookstores in arusha but there is an old man who sells old ones at a stall on the side of the road. i have got some amazing ones from him. i once found a first edition book written by leonid brezhnev, about agriculture in the old ussr, complete with all b/w plates. not a 'light read' for sure, but an amazing find!!
My father learned to me how to write and read,when i was 5. Since then, till now, books are my best ways to travel, to flight, to dream, to know, to imagine, to live in other's lives, to be happy.I just can't imagine my life without books!I adore them!That's why i love your post and your amazing photo, Susan.