“Some say they get lost in books, but I find myself, again and again, in the pages of a good book. Humanly speaking, there is no greater teacher, no greater therapist, no greater healer of the soul, than a well-stocked library.”—L.R. Knost (via paperlover)
I have a question for you, and I really hope I don't annoy you with it. Soooo, when you start with a series that (for example) consists of three books, do you read them in on go? Meaning one after another or do you read other stuff before you continue reading a book from the series? I hope you get what I mean, have a nice day. xx
It’s not annoying at all anon. :)
If I have them all at hand, I will read them all in one go. That way it’s still fresh in my mind and has the continuity that I love having when reading. The only times I don’t do that is when they are impossibly long or when I’m not really into the story.
I really hate that watching TV is associated with being lazy and boring while reading books is associated with being smart and profound. Both are really fucking great ways of telling stories and if you find a story that moves you, whether it’s a 900 page novel, a tv show, a film, a comic, or a sentence engraved on a slice of bread IT IS WORTHY OF YOUR TIME!
They’re whole worlds bound in paper and ink and spines. They’re the friends who never left you behind, the ones who were always there when the rest of the world wasn’t, the ones who turned a rainy day into an adventure.
They’re the ones that didn’t care that you were a little overweight, that you had glasses or flat feet or had to use an inhaler at the thought of a mile run.
They’re the ones that didn’t laugh or make fun.
They’re the ones who encouraged you to think, to work, to create, that showed it was a worthy endeavor to put words to paper. They’re the ones who inspired, pushed you to make your own worlds, your own stories.
“That weekend I started it, and then, at about page twenty or so, the magical thing occurred that happens only with the very best books: I became absorbed and obssesed and entered the “Can’t you see I’m reading?” mode.”—Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club