bookwormish

Published September 4, 2010 by crystalights

 

after that story frm mark twain, i am now reading one of jane austen’s classics.

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i found my old book ruined (because of my sister), the book that i haven’t even read yet.

so i ranted at her to fix it.

and this morning i woke up to find the book nicely wrapped, albeit a bit wrinkly.

but i have this knawing suspicion that it wasn’t her who fixed it

(i think it was my mum).

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i love my books, especially the old ones.

the ones with pages that are yellowing in colour, and the edges thick and furry with age.

sometimes when i don’t have the time, i buy them first and keep them in a safe place before i find the time to start reading them bit by bit.

i think sometimes i buy books more than i buy a new shirt or a new bag.

because i don’t usually plan on buying them, but when i go somewhere and find the right one i figured that i have to buy it then and there because i don’t know if i could ever find the exact same copy at the next time or the next place.

which of course means that i don’t like most of the usual ones that are always in stores.

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it’s a different feeling.

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so of course when i found my old paperback book that i thought was safely kept was suddenly in a wrinkled up condition with dried traces of water on them, i went ballistic.

because every single one of those are valuable to me.

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well

she probably just thinks i’m being difficult.

probably she doesn’t even understand my anger.

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no one does.

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does she even understand how much effort goes into the completion of one book?

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it has never been merely “just a book” to me.

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