“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
― Stephen King
If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
– Audrey Hepburn
“Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby…”
– Jeanette Winterson
(4 entries on the 1001 list)
The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – that you’d thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you’ve never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it’s as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.
– The History Boys, Alan Bennett
Not so much a quote this week as a verse. Enjoy!
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky.
My pile of books
Are a mile high.
How I love them!
How I need them!
I’ll have a long beard
By the time I read them.