Friday, August 21, 2009

Like Books on a Shelf


BooksOnShelf, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

What do you think about when you think about school? For me, one of the best parts about being in school was having a great excuse to read a lot.

I love books. I love the idea that you can travel the world, hear the wildest of yarns, read about pirates, zombies, heroes, and villains all the while never leaving your comfortable chair. I mean, who doesn't want to read about zombies while sitting in a comfortable chair?

So, when I think of "school," when I hear about all of these back to school "sales" and "tax free days" (which are really just excuses to get us to buy more crap we don't need) I can't help but think where have all the books gone? (Sitting in the library and reading is still free, isn't it?)

Yes, go ahead. Stuff you ipods, fire up your laptops, don your designer jeans, do all of that, but don't forget the simplest of pleasures in life are sometimes free. Don't forget to go and read a book sometime before you graduate too, ok?

Until next time...

4 comments:

Flowing Desert Photography said...

Another book lover. So few of us left. Blog reading can be almost as good as a book as long as you read the right blogs.

mythopolis said...

The best thing about school, was being finally done with it. It wasn't until then that I could read what I wanted to read.

Carol said...

Flowing Desert Photography, there's nothing quite like a good read. Sure, there are some great blogs, but I really love the "curl up in a comfy chair" factor of a good book.

@Mythopolis, blog topic for another day: How I once got kicked out of English literature class for reading a book.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

I agree with Mytho - I rarely had time to read for enjoyment until I left university. Now I love books - actually have a bit of a problem with the numbers of books I love and lack of corresponding shelf space. But things have changed now. It's great that we can find out so much by looking on the Internet. But my teenage boys don't seem to have text books at school - and books are now available in electronic format... Is it just me who actually likes to turn pages...?