Thursday, December 2, 2021

Thursday Thoughts...

"Books are the best friends you can have; they inform you, and entertain you, and they don't talk back." 

John Steinbeck

I'm here for books being good friends.  Not necessarily the BEST friends, but definitely excellent ones!  They comfort, they console, they help you along, they do all sorts of things.

Not talking back isn't really a bonus in my mind because sometimes that is what the best of friends do - listen and support; encourage; cheer you on.  I've not heard a book cheer me on; but I guess I have felt validated or encouraged or inspired to try something after reading a book, so kind of sort of.

I think if I ever did a quiz about what I would save; or what I would take with me; or what 3 things have changed my life or blah blah blah....books would be up there for sure.

A stack of books - definition of happiness...


  1. The New York Times book review is celebrating its 125 year history with a "contest" where readers can vote for the "best book" among 25 titles named by readers as their favorites ...

    One actually gets three votes, so I chose the recently published Overstory, A Prayer for Owen Meany which made me laugh and cry in equal measure, and my all-time best friend of a book The Fellowship of the Ring.

    1. Hi Liz - how intriguing. I always find those lists a bit fascinating. I made my three votes (no crossovers) - A Gentleman in Moscow, To Kill a Mockingbird and the Handmaids Tale...2 x social justice and one a slow and dreamy read...


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