What do they (books) mean to you? It’s the only art form that we as consumers make from scratch. Everything is processed down to the food we eat. Movies will bring a tone to it the second a studio and director are attached. With books, it’s all still up to you. There is a homemade aspect.
I’m the kind of reader who can read nothing in two years or a whole book in a few hours. there is no in between.
Books have a way of making you homesick for a place you have never been.
Give me untidy stacks of books, shelves filled to the brim with all my thoughts committed to ink and paper before I even knew I had them. Give me the wide sweep of imagination that can bring me back to life right after deadening my heart. Give me made up words, iambic pentameter, and dangling participles wedged between quotation marks. Give me words, and if you can’t, give me the promise of them.