Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I believe in the magic of books. I believe that during certain periods in our lives we are drawn to particular books - whether it's strolling down the aisles of a bookshop with no idea whatsoever of what it is that we want to read and suddenly finding the most perfect, most wonderfully suitable book staring us right in the face. Unblinking. Or a chance meeting with a stranger or friend who recommends a book we would never ordinarily reach for. Books have the ability to find their own way into our lives.
Cecilia Ahern


Beth said...

How books enter our lives is a bit like magic. And as I noted in a post of mine, “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ~ Stephen King

Tracy said...

I love getting quirky recommendations from other people - that's why I read book blogs!

Trish said...

Beth - Steven King has some wonderful insights from both sides if a book. His memoir, On Writing, is full of writing and reading wisdom.

Tracy - Book blogs are a great resource, aren't they?