Woohoo! An excuse to post! Can I first talk about how excited I am about my move?! It’s coming up — a week and a half. I have a wonderful one bedroom apartment in Brooklyn in a prewar building, and it’s beautiful. I’m looking forward to the 80 minute commute (that’s a day, not one way) where I’ll get to read and/or listen to podcasts! Speaking of, The Black Tapes Podcast has come to an end for Season 1, and TANIS has taken it’s place. I’ll post a review of both soon. And I’m pretty far into Academy Girls…which is a strange book.
Anyways, the FABULOUS Story and Somnomancy (no seriously, if you aren’t following her, you’re missing out!) tagged me in this three day post flurry, which will (hopefully) get me back into posting more regularly. Thank you my dear! I posted my top ten favorite quotes a few weeks ago, but I always have more to share.
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
- Nominate three new bloggers each day.
I have always been a reader; I have read at every stage of my life, and there has never been a time when reading was not my greatest joy. And yet I cannot pretend that the reading I have done in my adult years matches in its impact on my soul the reading I did as a child. I still believe in stories. I still forget myself when I am in the middle of a good book. Yet it is not the same. Books are, for me, it must be said, the most important thing; what I cannot forget is that there was a time when they were at once more banal and more essential than that. When I was a child, books were everything. And so there is in me, always, a nostalgic yearning for the lost pleasure of books. It is not a yearning that one ever expects to be fulfilled. – Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale