Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Finishing Books

There's something so lonely about finishing a book. Reading a book for the first time is great because you don't know what's going to happen. You get the excitement of not knowing, anticipating what the next chapter holds. And then you finish it, and there's no more funny outburst's from the character's. No more waiting. It's kind of a disappointment, you get excitement and expectation, and then there's nothing to expect. It's like losing a good friend. You know all of the speeches. It loses some of it's magic. It becomes less real, as you look back into random pages of the story.

Reading a book for a second, or third time is different. Of course you have to wait for a while to read a book again, unless it's layered. You have to forget some of the lines. Reading a book again helps you remember why you loved it so much in the first place. Sometimes when you read a book again you see something you didn't see before. That's one of the best parts of rereading a book.

Some of my favorite quotes from the book that I just finished.

"There are lots of things that never go by rule,
There's a powerful pile o' knowledge
That you never get at college,
There are heaps of things you never learn at school"

"Humor is the spiciest condiment in the feast of existence. Laugh at your mistakes but learn from them, joke over your troubles but gather strength from them, make a jest of your difficulties but overcome them."

"There is so much in the world for us all if we only have the eyes to see it, and the heart to love it, and the hand to gather it ourselves-so much in men and woman, so much in art and literature, so much in everywhere in which to delight, and for which to be thankful."
- L. M. Montgomery

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