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A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. Franz Kafka

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunday Salon: I Love Book People

True Story:

My husband needed to pick something up from Lowe's today.

This is a frequent occurrence. Sunday afternoons mean walking the aisles of building supply stores in search of tiny screws, bolts, or obscure and cataclysmically important pieces of hardware. It is a given that the more critical and important the hardware it is, the longer it will take to find it in the little bins and drawers that line the aisles.

So I pulled out my book while my husband looked for the thingamajiggy. And I think I got a couple of chapters in (Middlemarch, if you must know).

A little later, my husband and I were inspecting something pretty exciting (did you know that they make tool backpacks?). And one of the store employees came up to me and stated asking: How many books do you read a month, what kind of books do you like to read?

My new friend reads on her her break, and whenever else she can. She has an e-reader but prefers a physical book. She gives her grandchildren books, and more books.

I love book people.


bermudaonion said...

We have a business near a UPS store and we all park in the back. I often see a young woman who works at UPS reading in her car during breaks and it always warms my heart.

bibliophiliac said...

@bermudaonion-I love the woman who reads in her car! Too bad she has to sit in her car. Ideally we would all have a nice little park with a bench right outside our workplace, and the weather would always be fine.