Thursday, December 9, 2010

the world within the pages was more compelling than the world without

Thursday, December 9, 2010


"When I was a kid, maybe 12 or 13, my grandmother used to get mad at me for attending family functions with a book. Back then, if I'd had the language for it, I might have argued that the world within the pages was more compelling than the world without; I was reading both to escape and to be engaged. All these years later, I find myself in a not-dissimilar position, in which reading has become an act of meditation, with all of meditation's attendant difficulty and grace. I sit down. I try to make a place for silence. It's harder than it used to be, but still, I read." ~ David Ulin, The Lost Art of Reading

10 comments:

witsandnuts said...

I need an additional shelf!

Angeli said...

me too! my books have spilled over my desk. hahah..

Anonymous said...

you are crumpet-esque,boffin-esque and darwin-esque lassie! i mean all those terms in a good way. :)

Angeli said...

I think you've been reading too much of Sebastian and Charles' world, honey. hahaha..

How's your visit to Brideshead going, by the way?

Arti said...

Well, Its an old saying, but its so very true.. Books are our best friends indeed!

Loree said...

In a nutshell, that's exactly how I feel when I am reading.

Coco Coterie said...

Such a sweet, introspective blog. I can totally relate to your profile paragraph, so succinctly and accurately written. Nicely done. So glad to have visited. Have a lovely day ~ xox Alexandra

Artemis said...

nice b/w image! and profile pic is great for the blog. parang back cover ng author ng book ang dating.

Angeli said...

hello Alexandra. thanks for visiting.:)

artemis!hahaha.. that's exactly the effect i want. thank you.:)

Angeli said...

@arti. you are right. i live alone with books as friends and company.

@loree. it's how i feel, too.:)

 
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