Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Hooked on books.

"Books may well be the only true magic."
Alice Hoffman

Hands up....books are one of my greatest pleasures in life. I actually get quite twitchy if I finish one and haven't already got the next tome lined up. Not that that's a problem at the moment for I have the fastest Amazon finger in the nation....the second hand market place could easily become my second home. Oh those treasures to behold and all for one small shiny penny.....

GBT is a small castle without much in the way of storage space. Not being a lover of clutter either I am fairly disciplined about my book buying. All fiction flies out of the door again as soon as it is read and non fiction by and large is borrowed from the library. There is much joy in the sharing and lending of books to friends and family though I find. Despite all this I am delighted to report though that books continue to find me.....


These are the latest ones. The greenman one was a present from an online forum friend who I've never met, chum E gave me the middle one as a late birthday pressie and the Trollope Aga Saga came via my chum FourPooch S when we had supper with her at the weekend. So obviously I have nothing to read.....that doesn't explain then why I was to be found snouting around the library on Saturday morning then when I found the above quote on one of the shelves. Predictably I couldn't resist bringing another two books home with me....I know, I know!!

Arilx

4 comments:

  1. I feel exactly like you do, I'm twitchy if I haven't got another book lined up after the one I'm reading. The Green Man book looks very interesting. x

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    1. My idea of heaven is just to while away time in the library pottering amongst the books...it's proved to be cheaper than the bookshop over the years!
      Arilx

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  2. If you're unfortunate enough to be invited into a house where they are no books, do you find yourself feeling rather uncomfortable, or is that just an indicative measure of my strangeness :) ?

    I love my Kindle but cannot imagine not having 'real' books to hand as well.

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    1. I think I would be completely non plussed- I don't think it's ever happened. I don't have a kindle, but my parents find them invaluable when travelling abroad. There seem to be masses of free books to download.
      Arilx

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