Monday, May 11, 2009

It's Monday and it's time for...Borrowed Words

Since we all love reading and books, I think it is only fitting to post a quote on books from time to time. The one I am posting below describes my relationship with books perfectly. When I read it, I knew I had to bring it to the daylight. I also have a feeling that you'll read about yourselves in there as well. Today, I give you words borrowed from Christopher Morley:

"There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love, and like that colossal adventure it is an experience of great social import. Even as the tranced swain, the booklover yearns to tell others of his bliss. He writes letters about it, adds it to the postscript of all manner of communications, intrudes it into telephone messages, and insists on his friends writing down the title of the find. Like the simple-hearted betrothed, once certain of his conquest, “I want you to love her, too!” It is a jealous passion also. He feels a little indignant if he finds that any one else has discovered the book, too."

-Christopher Morley, “On Visiting Bookshops,” Pipefuls, Doubleday (1920)