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Books Are Sacred.

I just finished reading The Book Thief yesterday and the scarcity of books available to poor Germans during ww2 really made me appreciate all my books and the many libraries in this county. I cherish my books. In The Book Thief a young German girl sees book burnings. I hate those things, whether they be politically inspired or religious. EVery one should have access to reading material. I went to a lecture on the book tonight. The author, Markus Zusak, was live on Skype. It was great seeing him and hearing him answer questions from the audience. I love modern technology. The author gave some good advice to writers. He says to make it a priority and I realized I have putting it low on my list. Now I hope to attend to it first thing in the morning. Books are sacred. My mother worked in a library when I was growing up and I have always had more than enough books at hand. I ordered some bookplates on line today. I want to put one in all my books and be more careful about lending them out. Over the years I lost many books. Once in a nasty divorce I lost my entire collection. There were huge art books with color prints, lots of holocaust survivor stories, histories of nations, literature, everything. When I asked my ex to send them to me in New York, he informed me he intended to sell them on e-Bay. In the ensuing years I have redeveloped my collection, but I'm not finished yet. I still have no large art books, but I do have a paperback story of Frida Kahlo with lots of pictures. I love old books, too, and children's books. Curling up to a good book is preferable to me than reading -books. Thanks for reading.
TolstoiFan TolstoiFan 41-45, F Apr 5, 2012

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