This comes from Sarah Addison Allen ( one of my fave new authors)…in one of her books the character has a book that will just “show up”. And sometimes they are disconcerting, sometimes they are a comfort.
How about you? Do you live with books? I had another friend call them her “nests.” She had piles of reading material all over. Phoebe and I are book nesters. I like knowing I have all sorts of options around. And nothing brings me more comfort and relaxation than a good story and a cup of hot liquid.
Some books I actually pat. You know, just pat them gently, let my fingers run across the spine or pages, as I walk by, or just hold them. So comforting.
Photo albums. Journals.
Books are escapes, promises, and thought provoking. How can you not hoard books? I quote them, return to them, dream about them, give them. The librarians know me. The kids know that Amazon package is most likely books. I usually have one in my purse or bag.