June 03, 2011

a book can show you a whole different world


A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.  It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy.  Edward P. Morgan

^^entering the one above^^

Every year, when summer rolls around, the first thing I think about are all the books I want to read.  There's usually a large list, and usually, only a few books on that list actually get read. 

^^entering the one above^^

But still, one of my favorite things to do in the summer is walk down the shelves in the library, observing every book that looks good, picking the really good ones, and taking them home.  I find myself a nice place to sit - a couch, a chair, or a blanket on the grass in the shade.  And I read and read and read.  I read about people who become my friends.  I imagine myself in places that become real.  I learn things that I don't know I'm learning until after the book is returned to its shelf.  I read because I get a glimpse of a different world.  I get to let my imagination run wild.

So, dears, what books are you reading this summer?

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures, Olivia!

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  2. OH yeah - and I love the smell of a library...the smell of a good book. I'm totally with you.

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  3. Great pictures. I love these! Sitting down with a good book is one of my favorite things to do in the summer. :)

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  4. Love those vintage books! I want some of those haha!!

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  5. Love those pictures! I love old books too! :)

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  6. Love them (the pictures)!!

    I'm reading Peter and the Starcatchers, a biography of Corrie Ten Boom, The Royal Wedding (a complete extended edition hardcover of the wedding of William and Kate) and a whole bunch of others!

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  7. beautiful pictures!! :)

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  8. awesome pictures! I love reading :D

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  9. I. WANT. THOSE. BOOKS. Not kidding! Could you send them to me? Okay, okay, I'm kidding. But seriously! They look awesome. Oh! It's 11:11pm!! I wish for those books. Yes.
    -Jocee <3

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  10. wow, really beautiful pictures! your blog is great. :)

    x
    Paula
    What's enough for a happy living?

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  11. gorgeous shots girl! Thanks for entering :)

    -hannah

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  12. Wow, LOVE those pictures!!

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  13. Great job, I love the bokeh! Really enchanting (:

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  14. hi :) ima new blogger! i just signed up but i really like the pictures, u have crazy photography skillz sista'!! anyway like i said im new and i dont know much about blogs in general so it would be nice if u took a look at mine!! its not tottally finished but oh well x) thanks

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  15. Wonderful photos... Thanks for sharing.

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