Saturday, November 12, 2011

Book Love


"... said Grandfather.  "In my experience when people once begin to read they go on.  They begin because they think they ought to and they go on because they must.  Yes.  They find it widens life.  We're all greedy for life, you know, and our short span of existence can't give us all that we hunger for, the time is too short and our capacity not large enough.  But in books we experience all life vicariously."

A City of Bells by Elizabeth Goudge

16 comments:

Rebecca said...

So true...so true. And clearly I must begin reading Goudge!

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

I liked the book shop graphic... it makes me yearn to go inside and browse.

And a great quote... I see from Elizabeth Goudge.

Florence said...

So true!! My life would be so diminished without books!! Bibliopiles forever!! LOL!!

freetobeme - Anita said...

When I'm reading a book I just can't put down I actually feel like I've climbed inside the book and am living the story!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

What a lovely quote! And picture!

I've a new book to begin, but only a brief time to do so while my visiting grandchildren are napping and their parents are at the thrift store! I feel so blessed today! The weather is perfect and my favorite people are visiting! And a new book, too!

Ann said...

I agree with Anita -- when I'm reading a story I become part of it and it's better than "calgon" for "taking me away".

Mrs.Rabe said...

Yes!

I really must read some Goudge!

Deanna

Storybook Woods said...

Oh one of my favorite books. You have such good taste ;-) Clarice

Terra said...

That quote perfectly describes us readers. When I am in the mood for Venice I read Donna Leon; for Sicily Andrea Camilleri; for Botswana Alexander McCall Smith. Book travel that is quick and inexpensive.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

Now I've a glimpse into why you love Goudge so dearly...lovely and true quote...leaves me wanting more.
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Vee said...

And in blogs, too, I think. I'm considering pulling Pilgrim's Inn from the shelf soon.

a8383 said...

YES!

Anonymous said...

I agree completely! :) Sarah

...they call me mommy... said...

You have a lovely, inspiring blog! :) I came over from I Take Joy...can't wait to poke around here a bit more! Blessings!

matty said...

So true! Glad you are feeling better!

jlt said...

That is one of my favorite Goudge books and a great quote. Thank you.