“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.” - Desiderius Erasmus
I read this quote when I was child, and it is unfortunate and lovely that it has stayed with me to this very day. I notice this at the end of every month when I pay for my coffee in quarters. I noticed this when I moved into my new apartment and I carried tote bags upon tote bags of books on my shoulders and in my arms - like an ant that had been too greedy at a picnic. I notice this now when I look through my schedule to figure out when I can get to the booktrader's. As I said, it is unfortunate and it is lovely.
Luckily for me, books have been my personal consistent activity. I've yet to finish crocheting a blanket, I have yet to finish knitting a scarf, I have yet to work on yet my TWO other blogs that I insist I will get to when I "have the time." I have to yet to finish unpacking (although, I really did just move in less than two weeks ago). But I am almost done with The Help by Kathryn Stockett and in the middle of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Last year, I read 87 books. I am proud to say that, out of everything I start, I always finish a book.
And, because my grandmother has trained her Broadway baby so well and old habits die hard, let me entertain you. Throw on a pot of tea, make that run to Starbucks, grab a blanket, grab your dog, grab your cat. Read well. Read often. Read Furiously.