Saturday, May 5, 2012

i've been in love three hundred times in my life, and all but five were with books.

My first love was a book.

It was a story of adventure and family, of fear and adversity - the Canadian children's book, The Secret World of OG. I still have my battered up copy, with masking tape keeping the cover intact, the rough pages worn and creased. As a child, my dad and I would read it together - one chapter a night. I think it was my favourite book, simply because of those shared moments.

Books are still my greatest love. Reading them, writing them, and dreaming about becoming a novelist...books fuel my passion.

To anyone whose ideal day is curling up with a good book -
who spends more money in a bookstore than anywhere else -
and who watched Beauty and the Beast as a child, and fantasized about that library...
This post is for you.







xo Shannon

24 comments:

  1. I adore this blog! :-)
    xo
    http://starchang143.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  2. these pictures are great x

    ReplyDelete
  3. beauty and the beast is my favorite disney movie. i've worked for libraries for years now : ) and i'm so sad that many bookstores in america are closing down : (

    ReplyDelete
  4. L O V E this post!!!!!!!!!
    have a great weekend

    http://aprettylife13.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I used to love reading books as a child too, but not so much anymore which is a bit sad :( but looking through this post has definitely made me want to pick up a good book and have a relaxing read.

    Anna @ FEED ME NANA xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  6. cool inspirations i like the photos xo
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi dear, I'm Lucy from Italy! Cool pics! I'm your new follower from now. I'll be really happy if you follow me back on Bloglovin' and Google Friends. Kisses, Lucy. www.tpinkcarpet.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am such a book person and I love the photos...the quote at the end was just <3

    Love, www.TheShoeocracyBlog.com

    Za

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nice photos, i liked so much!
    agoratopronta.blogspot.com
    Beijos Vanessa

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm a massive book lover/geek as well! My iPhone is filled up with iBooks (as my book case is too full to buy real ones anymore and I can't bear to get rid of them all!). The first book I fell in love with was A Babysitters Club one. I used to have almost every single one! xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love your blog! Xoxo! Check out the latest giveaway on our blog!FASHIONISTAS CLICK HERE......

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great pictures and great inspiration!! Love this post. Inspiring as always! ;)

    Keep inspiring, beautiful!

    Love,
    MLU the blog.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Amazing post, very inspiring. :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Such a great post and quote! My biggest (book) love is the Great Gatsby than...:)))
    I'm off to count all the times I was in love:)

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. Lovely post!

    XX Tali

    http://hersecondskintali.blogspot.com/
    CHECK OUT MY GIVEAWAY!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love this post! I love books too! And even though I have an iPad I still like to physically hold a book. I mean, you can't get a feel for the authors accomplishment on an e-reader. Maybe that is the English major coming out in me. :-)

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

    ReplyDelete
  17. Yes. Oh, yes. I feel exactly the same way...

    Zia
    Song Sung Blue

    ReplyDelete