Lost in the Pages

It was a fine, sunny Sunday afternoon. I was reading Caleb Carr‘s The Alienist, and Justin, my beloved, who is an extremely talented photography hobbyist, and an avid reader, too – snapped photos of me while reading. I tittered a few times when I saw him in awkward positions, trying to catch the light coming in from the window. 🙂 OH and yes, I enjoyed this novel very much!


“For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.” -Louis L’Amour


“Life is too short to read books that I’m not enjoying.” -Melissa Marr


“But, how do you know if an ending is truly good for the characters unless you’ve traveled with them through every page?” -Shannon Hale, Midnight in Austerland


“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” -Jane Austen


“A book is like a key that fits into the tumbler of the soul. The two parts have to match in order for each to unlock. Then—click—a world opens.” -Brad Kessler


“Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you can’t expect a genius to look out.” – J.K. Rowling


“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” -Lemony Snickett

My parting words, from Gustave Flaubert:

“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”


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