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From Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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"What can we see, read, acquire, but ourselves. Take the book, my friend, and read your eyes out, you will never find there what I find."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

My first love is Literature - contemporary fiction I suppose, although these days I'm reading more widely than I ever use to. I try to read books from different genre's to expand my horizons and to become more fully rounded as a human being. I am keenly interested in philosophy and writing so the more I read, the deeper I seem to delve. Unfortunately I never did get around to reading the classics while at school (way too lazy), so I have quite a bit of catching up to do in that department. Now I seem to have gone mad and are addicted to books.
My fantasy would be that one wet sunday afternoon I'd stumble across this old antiquated bookshop which had an old spiralling staircase down to it with tiny doors opening into the shop. Inside would be this expanse of books - everwhere. As I'd move in for closer inspection I'd discover that none of these books had familiar tunes. They were all amazing discoveries. It would be like I had entered this different reality to the one upstairs. The kindly old gentleman behind the counter would only allow his books to be borrowed, never sold. I would always have some place new to go.

2019 ~ Books Read This Year:
The Piano Turner ~ Daniel Mason
An Unreliable Man ~ Jostein Gaarder
CloudStreet ~ Tim Winton
Star Sailors ~ James McNaughton
Lark Rise to Candleford ~ Flora Thompson
The Confessions of Max Tivoli ~ Andrew Sean Greer

A passion for books that's me for sure...a passion for words also but more of the written kind.
An ex-liver of life how I thought it should be, and a current-liver of life how I know it should be.
We learn something everyday. I wonder if our books learn something from us.

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