Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested….Francis (1561-1626)
I added to this “and some you just want to throw across the room as a complete waste of time”.
I thought this would make a great question/answer session. Which books fit which category? The first ‘taste’ are summer reads, or books you dip into, return to, or yes, even cookbooks! Swallowed, would include my favourite authors, and chewed and digested are specials, like all of Robertson Davies, Non-fiction as a category! John McPhee or Edward Hoagland – books/essays you return to again and again.
Last week we added blog readers from the Philippines and from Arkansas! As well as someone from Victoria in Australia. Welcome all! Happy reading. Look forward to your book recommendations as well.
Today’s bumper sticker read : ” Oh for a book and a shady nook”
What a delightful thought, and necessary in the hot humid summer weather that we are enduring.
Today was designated WORLD BOOK DAY. Perhaps it is time to read a travel book; or a book on other customs, places to prepare yourself for the upcoming RACE Exhibition at the Library. Or just return to one of your favourites and reread a classic, a romance, a western, a new arrival – any book! A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever (Martin Tupper). Or ‘it is easy to buy a book; what is more difficult is to purchase the time in which to read them. Too often the mere fact of possession temps us to think we own the contents.'(Arthur Schopenhauer) Celebrate our rich literary heritage.
Remember booklovers never go to bed alone.
And as we all anticipate the release of the movie Alice in Wonderland (get your copies of the book in the Bookstore now!) : What is the use of a book, thought Alice, without pictures or conversations? (Lewis Carroll)