“The person…who has not pleasure in a good novel must be intolerably stupid.”

by Kim on December 16, 2009 · 21 comments

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It hit me a few nights ago just how much I love everything about reading.

I love being asked for a book recommendation, then giving one I think is exactly right.

I love looking at my bookshelves and knowing every book on it, the story, the characters, the cover, the feelings when I finished.

I love sitting on my couch, covered with my green knit blanket, a cup of tea sitting on the table, and a good book propped up against my knees with some acoustic-y female pop music floating in the background.

I love the feeling of finishing a book, of sitting back and just letting all of it wash over me for a couple minutes in the quiet of my apartment on a cold winter evening.

I love the moment when I realize exactly what I want to say about this particular book, and what this book makes me want to say about books and reading and genres in general.

I love the feeling of possibility that happens when I finish a book, the feeling that anything could come next and that any book I pick up next could be a book that changes my life.

And I love knowing there’s a whole community of people out there, reading this, who know exactly what I’m talking about.

P.S. Thanks to Jane Austen and Northhanger Abbey for the awesome book quote and aussiegall on Flickr for the beautiful photo.

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