Thursday, May 14, 2009

Book Gluttony!

I find television to be very educating.
Every time somebody turns on the set,
I go in the other room and read a book.
~Groucho Marx

We lost thousands and thousands of books in the 1998 flood and admittedly there were some books I had not yet read but knew I would read - some day. Do I still buy books at every opportunity? You bet I do.

So many books - so many unexplored worlds . . .

Book Gluttony? I suppose so.

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~Anna Quindlen, "Enough Bookshelves," New York Times, 7 August 1991

Let books be your dining table,
And you shall be full of delights
Let them be your mattress
And you shall sleep restful nights.
~Author Unknown

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. ~Harper Lee