Wednesday, July 11, 2012

When I Get a Little Money, I Buy a Book

“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.
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