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I am swallowing books. Gulping them down. Barely chewing. Words get stuck in my teeth and whole characters at the back of my throat. Sentences dribbles in my oesophagus. Too fast, I sometimes choke. Choke on whole worlds, tiny universes. It's all sticky pages and blinding synthaxes. Craving, craving more. They might go away, they might go away. Please, don't let them get away (tie them with twine, swallow them with honey)
I want only stories to fill the spaces between my veins, and a library between my lungs.

18 comments:

  1. This sounds wonderful. I'd love to forget about all the things I have to do and just read read read!

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  2. oh, mj, this is lovely. that last line make me want to reread everything I've ever read.

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  3. this is such a lovely post. and what pretty pictures! i am currently trying to catch up on my reading too. high school never leaves me time to read but i'm reading some jane austen right now, actually. :3

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  4. You describe it perfectly, I feel exactly the same way. Thank goodness for a library within walking distance! The picture is lovely.

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  5. You have a way with words really. Such beautiful talent. How sad that I am just an average writer!

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  6. This was a spectacular description! I just love your use of personification! Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I love your words, so much, dear. xxxxx ♥

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  7. Oh, this is perfect, absolutely perfect. You make me impatient to run through a storybook forest. I can't wait until the summer, when I graduate, and then I will have endless hours of free time to read, read, read all the books I've been buying and hording over the past three years. Oh, I love it! xxxx

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  8. MJ, those are my feelings at all times. You are magical. xxx

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  9. Ooh, those books look so good.
    Your words are wonderful.. they really are!



    P.s. oh, it's still snowing there? Ugh, I wish it was still snowing here. Last year the snow lasted till March, but this year spring is coming up early.

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  10. This is the only way to read. Approach it with reckless abandon, throw yourself into the stories. x

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  11. mmmm...
    reading combined with music, is the very best.
    my home library's been growing like a bunny family lately.

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  12. This is so beautiful. So very inspiring.

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  13. "A room of one's own". I still need to buy a copy of it as I find the local library unable of providing me with one. In the meantime I soothe myself with "Mrs. Dalloway". Happy reading, you! :)

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  14. Leaves filling our lungs, letters between our teeth, words being slowly chewed, lifes inside our life, characters living inside us. It is so beautiful to open a new book and smell its unique parfume! I wish I could speak properly. I would say what I feel in a better way if I spoke in spanish...Anyway. You have a beautiful blog. I'm definitely following The Woodland Library.

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  15. i love your blog and books so much.
    come visit me i am obsessed with reading. are you on goodreads?

    xo
    sami
    aglimpseofglamour

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