Never Trust Anyone Who Has Not Brought A Book

I spent the past couple of days lost in a new book. A good book does that to me--binds me to it until it's complete. My focus narrows down to the carefully typed words on yellowed pages; tearing myself away only when necessary for a bit to eat or shower or some other demand that can't be ignored. I'll read by dim desk light until three am when my eyes refuse to focus and the same sentence starts to repeat in my head and I know I must sleep--only to awake the next morning and return to the book's spell as if there had been no interruption and the story was waiting for me at the moment I left it--not racing ahead and through tales as I feared it would when I submitted to unconsciousness. Things that usually seem so important to day-to-day life fade in comparison to the brightly colored world a book offers me--I feel miles from my bedroom and everything that is usually familiar to me seems a shadow of what it once was. But I finished my latest novel last night and slowly this world is coming into focus again. How often I forget the joy of obsessive reading...


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24 comments:

  1. Such a lovely dress and perfect outfit photos :)

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  2. Oh, that dress is so darling on you. And these photos are absolutely stunning...the quality is crisp, and the colors make me long for a lakeside sunset like no other. Lovely.

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  3. I completely understand what you mean with obsessive reading - you get so sucked into a book that that world becomes your reality rather than real life. I wish there was more time for everyone to read =)
    Also, I adore your dress and sandals - I spotted these sandals in TK Maxx (English equivalent of TJ Maxx ;D) but didn't get them, I wish I had done!!
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  4. these pictures are dreamy! i love the sunset reflected in the water
    ~niki <3
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  5. what a beautiful lake! where is this?

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  6. So what book are you reading? I always love to get good recommendations :)

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  7. If you ever have time, can you do a post on books? I know it's not fashion related, but I love book recs.

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  8. Which book was it?
    I would love to know what kind of books you like (love) to read.

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  9. i'm the same book maniac as you :) world stops existing when i enter a book world i like

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  10. I'm an avid reader as well, though I cannot indulge in that little sin as I did before - now I have a child who claims for constant attention, so my reading time has been narrowed a bit. I found a trick, I started reading to him every night, a chapter from a book per night. We've already covered the Spiderwick Chronicles, and I was proud to see he couldn't tear himself away from that world - so much so that he kept talking about it when I walked him to school every morning!
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  11. love!
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  12. This is probably my favorite dress to see you wear! It looks like it was made for you. It also looks navy, I wonder if it's just the lighting or if there was originally a navy version. Either way, love this!

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  13. What book was it? I'm looking for some good summer reads!

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  14. I never get tired of seeing this dress. I really need to get a reading list together...

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  15. I read just like you. My father doesn't get it, he reads one chapter at a time, stretching out the story for as long as possible. But that doesn't work for me, I want to read it all at once, and burry myself inside the story. Read until I can't keep my eyes open anymore, go to bed and when waking up, grabbing for the book next to my bed. There's no other way for me!

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  16. I think someone commented in a previous post that they look as much forward to glimpsing your images/outfit interpretation as reading your thoughtful text - and I so echo their sentiments.

    In this case, there is an enchanted quality to your images, particularly the ones in which the pink clouds are reflected in the water...

    Meanwhile, I completely second your thoughts about immersing yourself in a good book's universe; even though I call myself a voracious reader, I haven't been reading as regularly as I wished to. However, I found - and lost - myself in an utterly great book in the last few days...and thought, how could I have ever given this up?

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  17. Do you use goodreads? It might be a good way to see what you're reading since many of us seem interested :)

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  18. I get lost in books. And for weeks I will think about a book I read weeks earlier. Books are so wonderful. They make me think. :)
    I really like this dress. It is absolutely darling. And I've already said it like a million times before, but I'm going to say it again: I LOVE YOUR HAIR! :)

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  19. It's been such a long time since I was enthralled with a book! I'm an extremely opinionated reader, very picky! Some of the authors would probably be appalled at the things I've said about their writing! :)

    Lovely dress!
    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
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  20. Lauren from NottinghamJuly 18, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    You described the experience of reading a good book so well. :) It's always sad when you encounter someone who just doesn't understand it though. :( :P

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  21. First of all, lovely lovely lighting and pictures! And I adore those shoes every time I see them I like them so much I want to lick the screen!

    Secondly, what book? Come on! You HAVE to tell! You simply cannot describe being obsessed with a book like that and then NOT say what it is! Seriously, I want to read it.

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  22. Reading this post felt to me as if you had summerised my feelings towards books up and put down on to paper; I have lost count as to how many nights I have been up till some unearthly hour reading.

    The photos seemed to echo the mood of this post, mysterious and dreamy

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  23. Loved the post! Yes, share the title for those of us who share the obsessive reading ;)

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  24. I'm so happy I found your blog! You are the cutest little thing ever! I adore your photos and this outfit is wonderful. I can't wait to check out more of your posts
    <3

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