Saturday, February 21, 2009

Why Books?

I keep on hearing people say they like reading so they can relate to the characters. But what I like is relating the characters to each other. I'll come up with all these unlikely comparisons, then look for a victim I can explain the similarity to. Maybe the victims will have a little rest now that I have this blog.

Anyway, books are to me something to think about. They keep your thoughts alive, whatever their genre. Which brings me to another point. Books all serve different purposes. There are the ones more for entertainment and the ones that give you a new idea to turn about in your head. Of course, it's always great when these two go together. Like in, oh, I don't know, Charlotte Bronte's books. You'll quickly find out that I absolutely adore Charlotte, but I'll have to save that explanation for later.

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