Favorite Quotes on Books and Reading

"A book is a gift you can open again and again." Garrison Keillor

Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.” Jane Yolen

"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." Oscar Wilde

"Books have furnished, burnished, and enabled my life." Julia Keller

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 82 - Interruptions

I truly thought that I could spend Tuesday reading, but family, friends, neighbors and responsibility constantly interrupted me. I know the laundry must be done (especially if I want to wear clean clothes), dishes must be cleaned (isn't this why we have paper plates?), the carpet must be vacuumed (okay I don't have anything against this one because yuck - dirty carpet), and guests must be entertained. It would have been rude to ignore the necessity of household chores, the ringing doorbell, phone calls, emails and texts simply because I wanted to read, wouldn't it? Perhaps I'll be able to spend at least a few hours reading today, that is if I don't have to deal with more of life's little interruptions.

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