“I love fiction because in fiction you go into the thoughts of people, the little people, the people who were defeated, the poor, the women, the children that are never in history books.”—Isabel Allende
“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.”―
Any reader can surely relate.
The epistle is opened and read—with a little wonder, most probably not a little vexation, …true it is that no first love-letter ever yet gave satisfaction to either writer or reader. Its delight is another question. … and as many cups of coffee to a sentence, on the strength of which he keeps his bed for a week.–-Letitia Elizabeth Landon, 1802-1838
Better known by her initials L.E.L., her work hinted at the dark secrets of love.
“Open the book. (The gilt rubs off the edges of the pages and pollinates the fingertips.)”
I love that feeling. But, I am afraid this doesn’t work when reading a book on-line.
For books are more than books, they are the life
The very heart and core of ages past,
The reason why men lived and worked and died,
The essence and quintessence of their lives.
I came to believe that every book should be read in the most incongruous surroundings possible, for then it imposes its own unity in a way that startles the reader when he has to emerge again into his own world—Vita Sackville-West
“Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.” ―