When we were visiting New York City we went to Max Brenner’s for chocolate and then to Strand Bookstore down the street, which has 18 miles of books for a reading retreat.
Well that sure is a lot of books – and I am not sure which was more fun –
the chocolate shots of ganache – or exploring books by the ton.
Religion, art, and those with fictional hooks.
Now many people currently debate
about genres they love and hate.
About old books, new books, classics that are over-rated…
Or about timeless treasures, which are aptly weighted.
Some argue that e-books are the ONLY way to go,
while others insist that printed text is needed for flow.
Most of us would say BOTH have their place
and it is not an “either or” case!
Yes, yes, electronic books are pretty sweet,
but “real” books will NEVER become obsolete.
if Emily Dickinson lived with today’s fleet, here is likely what she’d tweet*
“There is no Frigate like a Book, To take us Lands away, Nor any Coursers like a Page, Of prancing Poetry…
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Have you read a good book this week?
I am currently reading one about the brain that has been like mental champagne….
BY THE WAY… If you have not yet heard – the non-profit Delancey Place is having a 5-prize BOOK GIVEAWAY: Black Fire, Empress Dowage Cixi, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Book of Ages, One Summer, Rise of Rome, Brave Genius, and The Sea. Go here to sign up to follow DP or go here to directly enter.
*The tweet is from Emily’s poem: There is no Frigate like a Book.
“There is no Frigate like a Book, To take us Lands away, Nor any Coursers like a Page, Of prancing Poetry, This Traverse may the poorest take, Without oppress of Toll, How frugal is the Chariot, That bears the Human Soul.”
** The book I am reading is Brain That Changes Itself – and it is one that cousin Larry gave to me on my Buffalo trip last November – you know, when I was enjoying those tasty hot beverages made with Kathy’s Keurig brewer. 😉
(and once again -my note for the poetry police: this simple rhyme poem is not meant to be the poem of the century, I just like to share my stories with a little basic rhyme for flow…)