Bragging about Books

Southern Journal: Words on Paper

Books stack well on every flat surface.

Rick Bragg so often captures my feelings exactly.  A post he had about books, called Words on Paper, describes how he and I both feel.

He wrote:

But I hope I will never have a life that is not surrounded by books, by books that are bound in paper and cloth and glue, such perishable things for ideas that have lasted thousands of years, or just since the most recent Harry Potter. I hope I am always walled in by the very weight and breadth and clumsy, inefficient, antiquated bulk of them, hope that I spend my last days on this Earth arranging and rearranging them on thrones of good, honest pine, oak, and mahogany, because they just feel good in my hands, because I just like to look at their covers, and dream of the promise of the great stories inside.

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