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#BlogFlash2012: Day Fifteen – Books
A 22-foot bookcase extended the length of my old office. Two rows of books filled the four long shelves, the books arranged by genre with favorites nearest my desk. In my office, surrounded by books, I felt comfortable, secure, as though I belonged.
I am still surrounded by books, but they belong to the Harvard professors who own the condo we’re renting. I’ve never inhabited their worlds, and many are written in Arabic, a language I do not know. For the first time in my life, I feel alienated by books. In this borrowed office, a part of me is missing. Without my books, I am lost.
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I certainly can appreciate that feeling! It's amazing to some to realize a book is NOT a bok is NOT a book. We feel connected to certian books for a reason and there is a comfort there than cannot be replicated. Great Post!
Here is my take on Day 15!
Here's my day 15 :)
Love your post today. I can definitely relate to that attachment we feel to our favorite books!
Here's my day 15: http://christinakrieger.com/2012/08/15/blogflash-…
The delight of books…and shelves of them…
Oh, wow. I know exactly what you are saying, even though I have never experienced it myself. I am hoping this is a very temporary situation. Is the Harvard professor away for the Summer? Do you always live in the Cambridge area? Don't you adore it? Where will you go next?
Isn't it great when your readers stand there, impatiently tapping their feet, watching you furtively for the clue to what will happen next?
I can understand how lost you must feel without your books around you. I've been in a similar position and it felt wrong, I didn't feel comfortable as if the real me wasn't allowed out. I totally sympathise and thanks for sharing.
Here's the link to my post. I've gone a little over the word count and again I've tried something a little different so I hope you like it! http://wp.me/p1UhOl-8w
How weird that feeling must be Terri. I hope you can be back with your old 'friends' soon.
I'm happy to be back here and posting again, as ongoing computer issues found me without a usable one for days. I'll be popping over to everyone's again today; I can't wait to get reading!
There are no books like our own books! I arrange mine in a very obsessive way but keep a stack of favorites haphazardly stacked on my nightstand! :)
Here's my link for the day: http://www.sweetbananaink.com/2012/08/15/blog-fla…
I'm always afraid to borrow someone else's books. They don't open right and they smell funny. The library's are the worst. I'm sure my budget wished I would borrow instead of buy so much.
Great post, Terri. Books are like other familiar surroundings in that way. More than some people realize.
Cleaning out the garage this weekend (like the weekend before and the one before that) and will unearth some very dusty books for office decoration.
Here's what kids' books not to buy for gifts:
Thank you so much, Melina! I completely agree!
Thank you, JB!
Thank you so much for the link, Christina! I'm looking forward to visiting with Rowland and Eliza!
It's funny isn't it–the attachment we make to the stories we love? Books as set decoration are completely different than those that mold us into who we are. I love the post. I hope you get back to your old friends soon.
Thank you so much, Elisabeth! I certainly do miss them…
Thank you for the link, Lisa!
They're currently on a sabbatical, Julie. I was hoping there would be some residual genius in the air that I could convert to inspiration! Perhaps there is, but it's finding the time to use it! As for what's next, I'm not too sure yet, but hopefully I'll find some inspiration there too…
Thank you so much for the link!
I can completely relate to that — and I could definitely do with a 22-foot bookcase!
Here's my dark, depressing, awful-way-to-start-your-day-type of story.
What a powerful piece! Thank you for sharing!
I love my books. They do bring comfort, sitting on the shelf. Although I respect all books, I can feel out of my depth with some. A great post. xxx
Here;s my day 15. . half way. . woo hoo!
Thank you so much, Lizzie! I really enjoyed your 'Books' response!
Great post Terri.
I'm sure you'll be adding many books of your own to people's bookshelves in the years to come :)
Thank you so much, David! I'm sure you will be too and I wish you much success with them!
I can relate to that! I have a special bond with each of my books, they are mine and a part of me.
Day Fifteen: http://lilliemcferrin.com/blog-flash-2012-day-fif…
Thank you so much for your link, Lillie! I love how Jane's story is progressing!
It's a little late but here's my piece on books. http://candylittle.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/promp…
Thank you so much for sharing this excerpt, Candy!
I love it, Carlie! What a fantastic way to show the journey a book can take you on!
I'm so sorry to hear that, Donna – computer problems are so frustrating! So glad to have you back with us!
Thank you so much, Ruth. I'm so intrigued by your 'Books' post!
There is definitely something comforting about your own books, Heidi! Thank you for the link!
Thank you so much, Angela!
Thank you so much, Eighty Six!
I'm just as lost without my books, you can't call me crazy!
My characters are a little lost too, at least for now http://dreaming-of-stories.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08…