14 July 2008


I´d like to dedicate a special place in this blog to books; to the books we loved and still love, to those books that we couldn’t put down, to the ones that made us think, laugh or cry, even to the books that just helped us kill time on the beach, in the park or anywhere else.
I´m an avid reader, always have been, and I´ve read loads of books, both in Spanish and English.
I try to find some time for reading. However, as life tends to become more and more hectic nowadays for most of us, it isn´t always that easy.
In books we can find all sorts of things. Good books contain knowledge and wisdom , poetry and humour … we can learn so much from them!
Reading is also one of the best ways to improve your language skills, in your own language or in a foreign one, but above all, it is a wonderful source of pleasure and enjoyment. Reading is fun, a pleasure nobody should miss.
There have been readers witty enough to put into a few words what all the people who love books feel when they are curled up reading. That´s why I have chosen a few quotations I really like. Some of them are funny, others seem more serious, but all of them hold much truth.

When you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.
~Christopher Morley

To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations - such is a pleasure beyond compare.
~Kenko Yoshida

A house without books is like a room without windows.
~Heinrich Mann

If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
~Toni Morrison

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
~Groucho Marx

Never judge a book by its movie.
~J.W. Eagan

He who lends a book is an idiot. He who returns the book is more of an idiot.
~Arabic Proverb

Every book, every volume you see here has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it.
~Carlos Ruiz Zafón

If you like these quotations , you can find more at The Quote Garden


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