Books before breakfast

 

 

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

“With my eyes closed, I would touch a familiar book and draw its fragrance deep inside me. This was enough to make me happy. ”
~Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

This morning I found myself grabbing a book to read before even having breakfast.  I’ve read Norwegian Wood at least two times.  This book distracts me from all things around me.  In reading, I find myself being somewhere else and being someone else.  Both of which are a gift in itself.  I guess its because I’m in a profession that requires reading.

I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget.

–William Lyon Phelps

I’ve found myself reading to remember– names, places, facts, dates.  It was certainly a been a while since I’ve read just to forget things.  I guess that’s what Sunday mornings are made for.

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