A big family, a reading addiction, and the occasional celebrity scandal are the ingredients of life that create one woman's opinion on just about everything.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never. ~Henry Ward Beecher

I find myself longing for things. This always escalates when I'm tired. Coping skills go right out the window. I'm also plenty ticked off about the tiredness. However, in an effort to trick my brain into thinking about something else I'm going to talk about stuff I'm longing, pining, and yearning for. Yes, I know it's lame but this is what you get when I'm fried to a crackly crunch.

I long to browse. To have that serendipitous feeling of sitting in an aisle on the floor in a book store and leaf and read through bits of books. Lots of different books. Sounds divine.

I am pining for a good book to read. Of course at this point any book I'm going to read has to leap off the shelves, or out of the tubs as it were, into my hands and beg to be read. While I believe that strange things do happen, I'm not expecting this one any time too soon.

I yearn to have empty hours ahead of me to fill with reading. To read a whole book in a single sitting. Sublime.

Sure to some degree my destiny and time are my own to manage, but when you love people things change. So, for a little bit longer I will have to continue to long, pine and yearn for things.

Is it crazy that thinking about these things I love so much makes it easier to do something for someone I love? That's not such a bad thing is it?

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OpenID gabriellel66 said...

Nope, not a bad thing at all :-)

And I, too, long for a good book to read. I just tried to read one (about firefighters) and it just made me long for a good book even more!

Take care there.

12:52 AM PDT  
Blogger Jennifer B. said...

Hang in there!

6:28 AM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

Gabrielle, I can't believe I haven't read ANYthing for almost two weeks.

Jennifer thanks so much!

6:53 AM PDT  
OpenID gabriellel66 said...

Ok, that's unusual for you! Maybe it IS a bad thing.

4:44 AM PDT  
Blogger little alys said...

It's not that bad because you're just planning ahead. ;)

Two weeks? Bah, no worries. If your TBR pile grows some more, I'm sure one of the books will decided to slide gracefully into you lap and suck you in with it's wonderous words. :D

Or, you could grab an anthology and read really quickly. ^_~


11:43 AM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

Alys you are such a sweetie. I'm way less worried about the tbr growing than I am being out of touch with everyone and missing my reading. *sigh* "These are the days of our lives..."

7:05 AM PDT  

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