I am so happy that someone promoted having a day dedicated to book lovers. I have loved books since I was a very young child. My father collected books and stacked them all over the place. My mother kept asking him to put his puts on shelves or bookcases. He finally pleased her and built a few bookcases. He loved old books and books out of print. I have a few which are not by great writers but for me they are my treasures just because they belonged to him.
I have books about many things. I collect poetry books. I have anthologies I used in college I cannot bring myself to give away. I have a collection of cookbooks which is funny because I make my own concoctions in the kitchen and could never give anyone a recipe I created. But they talk to me at the bookstore and I end up buying titles that are more appealing than the actual content. I own art books. many of them are how to books: how to draw, paint, watercolor, and cartoon. However I have art books that focus on one artist.
I own many dictionaries: English, Spanish, French and Italian. I have grammar books and books on writing.In other words I have a lot of books.
I even collect quotes about reading and books. Here are a few:
“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy
“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” – Mason Cooley
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
– Mark Twain
“The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night.”
– Isabelle Allende
Happy Book Lover’s Day!