I have to admit that to me, there is nothing that smells as sweet as the smell of a new book. It can be fresh off the shelf of a bookstore, musty from the library or passed along by a good friend, but the anticipation in combination with the warm, word-filled pages, fills me with happiness. For me, real books are more desirable than their high-tech cousins, though on the treadmill, I really appreciate the iPad’s flat ability to stand on the small provided ledge, the ease of turning the pages with the flick of my finger and especially the ability to make the print really large, and there is something nice about being read to while driving about in the car via books on tape, but real books will always be my favorite.
I often long for the entrance into another world, a journey that takes me away from reality and into another reality with new friends and problems to solve. I will read almost any book, any genre, but my favorites are the novels with characters aching to become my forever friends. It is for this reason that I was filled with glee when I opened up my email this morning and saw an email from the public library announcing that a book was being held for me. I had been number 300 something on the waiting list and had almost forgotten that I had placed the hold on this book:
but now it is in my hands, all 292 pages wrapped in a lovely turquoise blue cover. I have to smile that the author’s name, Aimee, is mine spelled in the fancy way I always wished for. A kinship already! So tonight, everything is on hold. Tonight I am cuddling up on the sofa for a much-needed escape to places unknown. I can’t wait!
P.S. If you are reading this, please post a comment with your current favorite read!