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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 Midnight Library
by Matt Haig
A Conversation About Rain
Nineteen years before she decided to die, Nora Seed sat in the warmth of the small library at Hazeldene School in the town of Bedford. She sat at a low table staring at a chess board.
‘Nora dear, it’s natural to worry about your future,’ said the librarian, Mrs Elm, her eyes twinkling.
Mrs Elm made her first move. A knight hopping over the neat row of white pawns. ‘Of course, you’re going to be worried about the exams. But you could be anything you want to be, Nora. Think of all that possibility. It’s exciting.’
‘Yes. I suppose it is.’
‘A whole life in front of you.’
‘A whole life.’
‘You could do anything, live anywhere. Somewhere a bit less cold and wet.’
Nora pushed a pawn forward two spaces.
It was hard not to compare Mrs Elm to her mother, who treated Nora like a mistake in need of correction. For instance, when she was a baby her mother had been so worried Nora’s left ear stuck out more than her right that she’d used sticky tape to address the situation, then disguised it beneath a woollen bonnet.
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Devices are not dangerous for literature. People can be dangerous for literature. People, for example, who do not read.
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Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use
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Our score: 8.2/10