Thursday, June 26, 2014

GUEST POST: The Truth About Reading by Jamie Lapeyrolerie of Books and Beverages

Every time I see a fabulous quote about books and reading 
not only do I repin immediately, 
but I feel completely validated in my love/obsession of reading. 
I thought it would be fun to share a few 
and the reasons why they are spot on!

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.

– Author Unknown

Let’s stop and ponder how the world would be without Narnia or Middle Earth. And can you imagine a life without knowing Austen’s colorful characters or Francine’s swoon worthy men? Or what about those characters that leave you thinking about them weeks after you turn the last page? I personally don’t want to imagine such a world. How terribly dreadful that would be!

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, 
to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. 

- Maya Angelou

I had to include this because, well, TRUE STATEMENT. Toss the video games out the window. Grab a book, jump on a hammock or blanket out in the open and give young kids the most amazing gift ever.

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it. 

- Edward P. Morgan

I don’t think much more needs to be added. Get that brain working.

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. 

- Oscar Wilde

I don’t agree with Mr. Wilde on many things, but I do say he was spot on with this one. How many times have you read your favorite books? I’m easily in double-digits. There’s almost nothing quite like opening the pages you know hold your friends and all of their adventures!

All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. 

- Ernest Hemingway

Is he right or is he right?! That’s why it’s so great having books clubs and book blogging friends! You know you have someone to discuss this with. If you need a friend, I’m here for you, whether on twitter, Facebook or the blog :).

A good book has no ending. 

- R.D. Cumming

I bet you don’t even have to think about those books that changed your life right? That’s because they never ever leave us.

I know there are hundreds of others, but what are some of your favorites? 
I’d love to read them in the comments!

1 comment:

Juju at Tales of said...

What a great post.

I love, "Travel Far, Pay No Fare… a book can take you anywhere."