book heaven

Took the boy to Waterstones today. It occurred to me, that if I was locked inside this book-filled paradise, permanently, I could probably serve a happy confinement. So many interesting books, so little time!

In the meantime, I bought a fine book for the boy. Which we started almost immediately. And of a Saturday evening, we are nearly half way through it, and as close to each other as I could hope to be… It would seem that a father who is unashamed to read out loud a well-chosen story to his boy (and also 30 adults within earshot in a M&S restaurant) lends that father a value that outstrips the cover price!

Here’s my point. Books should be seen as a staple – as necessary to daily life as a loaf of bread. But good books should also be elevated to the status afforded to luxury commodities – they are as delicate and fine as golden slivers of saffron or near unattainable wild Tibetan honey.

Portions should be generous. Serve warm and often.


About RennyRambles

Running, rambling, cycling, swimming and scrambling to my heart's content. Happiest on a trail, with some jelly babies in my pocket.
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