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The 10 commandments of a book lover (infographic)
Love for books is a lifelong commitment. It’s even more than that. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “In the highest civilization the book is still the highest delight.”
Writer Brittany Foster has created a very entertaining visual showing book lovers’ addiction in the form of 10 commandments.
I was thinking about how books influence my life, and I came up with some general rules that apply to my reading habits.
Every reader has her own set of commandments to follow. What are yours?
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The 10 Commandments for a Book Lover
- Thou shalt not start with any book in a series other than the first.
- Thou shalt not dog-ear pages, crack spines, or cause damage to jackets.
- When a character you love dies, thou shalt feel the wound in your deepest of hearts. (Especially if you are reading Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, Games of Thrones, etc.)
- Thou shalt defend thine favourite authors with vigour, even if they write a book after the one that you loved that isn’t quite as good.
- Thou shalt not, under any circumstance, prefer the movie to the book.
- Thou shalt have more book covered surfaces in thine residence than not.
- Thou shalt justify money spent on books by claiming that “books are never a waste of money, at least I’m not buying shoes”.
- Thou shalt do thine utmost to ensure that if you have a series, they are all the same type and have matching artwork.
- Thou shalt feel a pain in thine soul when deciding if you should let someone borrow one of your books.
- Thou shalt refuse to remove pages from books to start a fire, even if you are in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
by Suzanne Collins
Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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