Tuesday, July 17, 2012

books are drugs.

after a 24-hour hiatus, I am here again.
they call to me from the shelves above, inviting themselves into my arms. how else can I explain how the one book I am holding turns into five, ten more, replicating at a pace that would rival that of rabbits.
like an office without greenery, a home without books is lifeless and bleak. there's even something in the smell of a book that makes a room feel richer.
psychological studies tell me that simply by reading a book, you may fall under its influence by adapting your beliefs and the way you live your life.
I bring them home with me, where the most aesthetically pleasing ones are snatched up quickly, while the fatter tomes that beg for my promise of commitment languish on the bedside table. the three week deadline rolls around, despite my attempts to keep them in my possession a little longer, and the greater majority return unread, not even opened. but it doesn't matter. building a book fortress, blanketing myself with books, breathing in books... it's almost the same as reading them, isn't it?
I'm like Alaska Young, constructing around myself a wall of books to hide behind.
but I'm reading myself out.



I won't muddy the waters by starting on my anti-kindle rant.
until next time.



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8 comments:

  1. I want to go to that book store. Badly.
    I haven't been reading as much lately! How sad. I love books.

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  2. I love love love this post. Wonderful.

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  3. This made me really happy. And Alaska Young is one of my favorite literary characters, largely for her love of books.

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  5. That's Shakespeare & Co. right? I used to live near that book shop, it's one of my favourite places, in Paris. Such a wonderful feel about it of books and history :)

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  6. You, my dear, are one cool chick. I was listening to a kick ass playlist you made on 8tracks...I'm so glad somebody else knows who Brandi Carlile is! It's inspiring to see somebody so down to earth and comfortable with themselves, you go girl!

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  7. I got here from "Peter Pan, my Love" And, yes, I suppose one can be addicted to books. But, like drugs, they can certainly do things to your mind (hopefully opening it).

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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