Monday, June 19, 2006

i heart books

I haven't been writing. Too busy reading. Finished up Julie & Julia. I hate it when a good book ends. I always feel so lost. Mad at myself for rushing through it. Got to the last 50 pages and just decided I wouldn't put it down till I was done. Now, if only I'd saved the last 10 pages, or so, for a special a bubble bath or sitting outside in the shade with a nice breeze gently blowing through. But it's not like it's the end of the world - I am aware. Not like there isn't another book out there just waiting for me to pick it up. My husband reads. Reads a lot. A lot. And we're the sort of people that keep books around. As we keep DVDs we've already watched. Never know when you'll be in the mood to read or watch again. So...

I've got a pretty good resource at the tip of my fingers for finding the next gripping novel. Some of the bigger art and architecture books stacked at the bottom where you can't see them are mine. But mostly, the library is his. And, I might add, they're alphabetically organized into fiction and non-fiction and some other subject-specific categories that I'm sure I'm not aware of. (Of course, over the past 2-1/2 years, the bottom shelves have gone through some reorganization by a toddler becoming too tall for his own good) I've often thought I'll just start with book one in this monstrous collection. Then, one day, I might just catch up with my better half. Nah, who am I kidding...I'll never catch up with him. It's too easy for me to get completely consumed by a sewing/painting/woodworking/cooking/gardening project. But still, nothing can beat the feeling of reading the last sentence of the last page of a book you've dedicated hours to reading. And whenever I find myself taking in those final words, I always picture the writer writing those last words, and imagine the feeling they must have had after the final period.
Now I must go squeeze Julie & Julie into its appropriate place (just about time to build on another section to the wall of books). It's been hot and I've been fighting a sinus cold so I haven't had any energy whatsoever for projects. But I've got to get back into it. Maybe it's time to start rising early for some major early morning production sessions.

1 comment:

Jill said...

I soooo know what you mean! I feel like I've lost a friend when I finish a book! I am going to read the one you just finished. I've been needing a good book and haven't really been able to 'get into' any recently. Let me know if there are any others you'd recommend and I will do the same, if you'd like.
Have a great night! Jill