Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Joy of Reading...

If you know me, you know I love to read. I am a voracious reader. I have to limit myself on the reading thing because I've been known to shut out everyone, completely, when my nose is in a book. Ahem. I have given myself permission to read a book just last night...
a book that I've been hearing is a good one. It is entitled The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. See? Even the title is intriguing! I'm only to page 13, but I had to share this excerpt from what I've read so far:

I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that were true. That's why I love reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you onto another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It's geometrically progressive --- all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.

Now, don't you want to read more??? I know I do and I know I will be reading this tonight. Probably way too late and will go to work tired tomorrow. Tired but happy because I got to spend some quality time with a book.

1 comment:

  1. Melinda, I'm ashamed to admit that I know you and DID NOT know you loved to read so much! (Or it could be that I knew it at one time and have totally forgotten which is very possible as I seem to be more and more forgetful!)Anyway,I can completely relate as I would sit and read for hours on end if I had the time. Also, so glad to read your recommendation of this book. I have heard that it is good and have looked at it many times in the store thinking I should get it then set it back down but will now definitely get it knowing you liked it so well. Will check out the other you mentioned,too. Thanks much, and I will be looking for your coming recommendations in the future.......... :) Karen J