Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I ♥ Books

Thanks to WS reader Pale Ramon for this link to a Susan Orlean blog post about loving books -- all kinds of books, even or especially trashy thrillers that keep money moving in the book world. I agree with her. I love to see people reading -- reading anything. Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in liking some books and hating others, and there's nothing wrong with that. But put me on the side of books in general.

Here's a link to more Andre Kertesz photographs of people reading.

7 comments:

Sung said...

I love how the title turned into "I &#9829 Books" on the RSS feed! The heart is a messy beast.

This year, I read fewer books than...perhaps ever. Since I started reading for pleasure, I'd say. But I'm hoping to begin 2011 on the right foot, as we'll be flying a bit to start the year, and the ol' airplane has always been very, very good to me when it comes to reading.

- Sung

jrlennon said...

I was looking online for that blog or gallery or whatever of models reading books, and stumbled across an event/phenomenon called Naked Girls Reading, which is exactly that, and is repeated for many occasions in many cities. I invite you to google this thing with safe search off, if you're not at work. Or if you work alone.

Reading, of course, is very sexy.

rmellis said...

2010 was not a great reading year for me, either. I read more than in many years past, but with less pleasure. Great books were hard to find this year, for some reason.

Art O.T. Grid said...

I like to smell them, handle them, feel the pages, stack them, sell them, buy them, draw in them, remove pages from, press leaves in and look at them, remember where I was in life when I read them, try to remember what's in them.

You might be interested in this link to a Huff Post story on Naked Men Reading: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/14/naked-men-can-read-too_n_611648.html

happy new year

zoe said...

Just when I had decided to go for a Kindle, now I'm getting all sentimental about *real* books. Och...

jrlennon said...

Ha ha!, it's war between Rhian and me. I think ebooks are perfectly fine, and she thinks they are Satan.

5 Red Pandas said...

I love my big readers at my library, and of course I can't get enough of reading, but I don't have a passion for shelving books. I try to "save" that chore for my students who need community service. Luckily I have many of them. I do enjoy putting mylar on hardcovers if I'm not busy, but my fetish remains for the words, not necessarily for the vessel. I'm a reader, not a collector.

I was thinking that if I had an e-reader I'd probably load it with books but forget to read them, where with the physical things they stand as a reminder by confronting me on my bedside table. They're also often library books, so that keeps me honest, as well.