There are real, actual, physical books in my room.
There are few things that I enjoy buying as much as I enjoy buying books. I love knowing that there are thousands and thousands of words that I haven't read yet, and finding just the right time and place to read them. I love the feel of the pages, I love the smell of the glue, I love the feeling of bending back the corner of a page that made a particular impact on me. I used to be vehemently anti-dog-earing of pages, probably because I was a librarian for about 8 years, but over time I've realized that if someone lends me a book, one of my favorite part is seeing what they've found important enough to mark with a dog-eared page or a penciled-in note.
In case you're curious, my new books are...
Townie by Andre Dubus III
Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
I Drink for a Reason by David Cross.
Have you read any of them? If you have, let me know, let's talk books! I have lots and lots of schoolwork to get done before I can settle in for some quality reading time, but I've been sneaking it in here and there.
have a great Saturday!
p.s. anyone in New York going to the Brendan Benson concert tonight? If so, see you there! so excited!