Odds and Ends!

I was seriously not planning to blog today; I am in-between books and nothing exciting had happened that needed to be declared! Well, that’s when I came across these two nuggets and I knew that not sharing these with my book obsessed fellow bloggers would be a cardinal sin –

The first is a children’s poem by David McCord called Books fall Open and I thought it applied well to us adults as well – here goes:

Books fall open, you fall in, 

delighted where you’ve never been; 

hear voices not once heard before, 

reach world on world through door on door; 

find unexpected keys to things locked up beyond imaginings.

What might you be, perhaps become,because one book is somewhere? 

Some wise delver into wisdom, wit,  and wherewithal has written it. 

True books will venture, dare you out, 

whisper secrets, maybe shout  across the gloom to you in need, 

who hanker for a book to read.

Sigh! The absolute and unadulterated joy of reading!

Then came this one and I have to admit to most, especially #1, #3, #6, #10,#15 (Big Sigh! Lost count of how many times I have done this!) #16 (My work place is FULL of these moments!) and Naturally #17!

17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

That’s all I have for today! Happy Reading!

2 thoughts on “Odds and Ends!

  1. Great poem and I laughed my way through those “problems”! I struggled a few times with #15 this year. Opening crying on the metro train or in my workplace during lunch is not something I want to do so I was frequently struck with “allergy attacks” 😉

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