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monique_67

Love the poem and a bookshelf/case. I have one in nearly each room of the house and encourage anyone who stops by to grab an adventure or soon to be memory, off the shelf and enjoy. Yes, some may see them as an accessory but you never know, with so many on the shelf, they may get inspired to have a read one day and enjoy them even more.

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ladyrob1

To maudlej.....,I read somewhere along the road of my years something about people who do not like books or music. Don't know if I've got the words right but here's the gist:

"Beware of the man who doth not have kinship with books or music for he is vaccuous of refined thought and sentiment and his spirit inclined to indecision, joylessness and trust liveth not in his soul" anon Wish I could remember where I read that ...(find it unnusual that I've not written the name of the author because I always wrote the author's name in case I came across more of their works.) I have it written down in my little book of wise thoughts that I've kept since I was a teenager.....the time in my life I discovered music, books and,,,movies!

Maybe it was something I heard in a movie. Another one I've never forgotten came from a movie with Burt Lancaster playing a widowed hermit who was bringing up his son on his own. The Father and boy went to the village for supplies...by then the boy was 12 and the villagers thought he should have some friends. They formed a delegation and had the elected spokesperson approach the Father...to ask him to return to the village, they missed him, they would help him fix his abandoned house, his boy would have friends....all very god reasons. But the father, being man of few words told his son to respond. The son bowed deeply to the villagers and in his cultured language said: " Thank you kind people for your graciousness towards us but you see we like the company of our books and learning fills our needs and life. We find that getting involved with other people's ways and lives becomes unsettling and we find that people often cause disharmony. Its like this, you see, - "People get you into things that get you into trouble, that get you mixed up with more people that get you into other things that get you into trouble...and when there's trouble there's no time to read and discuss...so we really do not need any trouble.... although we do appreciate your kind thoughts." I was only 12 at the time and that made such an impression on me...and I wrote it down. Yes, "A book inside you" is a thing to covet!

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Kirsty Brown

Ahhh, books. If only I had room SOMEWHERE in my house for a bookshelf, I could get some of my 50+ boxes unpacked... :(

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