You know the feeling after finishing a book and the moment of choosing the next one arrives, and sometimes you suddenly find yourself lost, gathered in the middle of all these great, irresistible books that hide all these heart melting stories in them, and you have no idea in which to dive into first, because they all seem just so wonderful and it is utterly impossible to pick just one?
You start leafing through them, book by book, taking glimpses, caressing the pages, breathing in the different combinations of harmonic scents of ink and paper they each own, feeling the books and their magic in your hands.
In the end, you’re in state of literal fever, enchanted but exhausted, overdosed by all this literal greatness available, you can not breathe in at once, even though you’d like to, and you realize there is too many brilliant books in this wide world, and too little time. And,
you are not any closer of making that decision.
Oh how book wormish nonsense I just described to you, but I’m sure at least other book worms will understand. Anyway, I had that literal fever couple of days ago, and the photo above, I think, reflects that state absolutely perfectly, which is why I put it here. I love it.
Oh forgot to mention, I did choose a book after all, after letting the haze of all those beautiful books set down a little. The thing is, there is a right timing for everything in life, even for each book. You just have to listen to your gut, what you feel like reading right now and go for it and you will know what’s the right book for this exact moment. I did that, and now I’m having compelling time diving into the Mariam Jo’s life in the book A Thousand Splendid Suns written by Khaled Hosseini.
I hope you are having as much fun, and sometimes even frustrating time, getting lost in the world of books as I am.
- lovesme xx
source of the pic: http://tea-andharmony.tumblr.com/post/46692816391
I have just finished with J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and I have just one word for it: Fantastic. Its a book that I want to read out and teach to school kids. Its a marvelous journey, a place where you when you just start getting comfortable, you are risen with surprising action. I guess that’s the whole point of an adventure: you become an inextricable part of it, just by reading it. It also marks an outstanding storyteller in the author.
I’ve been reading ‘The Hobbit’ at present and some how the lines of Franz Kafka sound to make perfect sense to me now when he said that a book should be like an ax breaking the icy surface of our minds. That is what the hobbit is doing to me. It is redefining fantasy for me. Its language is so simple yet so beautifully strung that every image captured in words and letters simply leaps out at you. I have been constantly surprised, constantly challenged and all my notions seem to wear off, resigned to be torn and thrown away. It makes my heart quietly thunder within my chest while I read it and I do not know when was the last time I felt so alive with a book while reading it.