So far, this has been "the winter of our discontent" with an overabundance of snow, ice and cold. But the nasty weather outside provides an excellent reason to curl up with a book (and perhaps a cat) inside.
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one.
On an additional "book" note, Petrea Burchard, one of my "Blogville" friends (she does Pasadena Daily Photo) has a new novel that came out today -- Camelot & Vine. Congrats to Petrea!
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There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
~Attributed to Groucho Marx