Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A world without books? Never!

As much as I love Star Trek, and I do, it frightens me. There is not a single shred of paper to be found aboard the Enterprise, Defiant, Voyager, Deep Space 9 or any other galactic outpost. A book would be considered a treasure more than an antique. Perhaps something to be traded on the black market. Give me something to curl up with on a cold rainy day, something tactile, something that lets me turn a page eager to find what's on the other side. Give me a book!

Most people know I can be found at the library at least twice a week eagerly searching out new titles and old favorites. Here's my neighborhood favorite the Mission Valley library. In the alcove, one can purchase books and magazines at better than reasonable prices. Magazines are .25 unless it's Martha or Oprah which are .50 and books are about $1-$3. The problem for me is that now I have soooo many books they are spilling out of every nook and cranny!

Whaaaaa, the microwave? Make mine a chicklit martini!

Hey, I've been looking for those shoes...KITTY!

The Literary Cat

A little gravy with your reading, m'am?

More books - hey, you don't know the half of it!

A few book quotes....

Charles Dickens/Oliver Twist: There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.

Jane Austen/Pride and Prejudice: It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Albert Camus/The Fall: I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day.

Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland: (The Duchess to Alice) Tut, tut, child! Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.

And the moral of this story? Make sure you have more than enough room for books! I'll be like the old cat lady but instead of cats I'll be surrounded by books well and maybe a few cats! Hey, WAIT, I haven't shown you the closets yet! Come back!

Ciao Bella


  1. Hey Bon!

    I'm here, FINALLY!

    Just wanted to say that I'm with you on this book-thing. A world without books is like a world without . . . umm . . . air! How can one live without them?! They keep me from pulling out my hair when waiting for appointments . . . they let me escape from work during my lunch hour . . . they let me live vicariously (and safely) through adventure after adventure. They are truly my live savers!

  2. Oh Bonnie! I am laughing at this! You are so funny! I'm afraid I'll be the old lady with the cats! Love your quotes!...Debbie