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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

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The first time I walked into this used bookstore I was breathless as I glazed upon all the books. The books reached up to the ceiling with a maze of shelves. I had difficulties looking in any direction, since my eyes wanted to capture every detail and book.  In this photo, the many ‘details’ are each book. I need all the books or ‘details’ to truly experience this location. 

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Weekly Quotation: Michael Upchurch

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The ultimate luxury is to reread: to revisit a book to see how time has treated it, how memory has distorted it, or how my own passing years have cast a new light on it.

― Michael Upchurch

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

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I’m very late for this week’s photo challenge. I was excited to learn how to insert a photo gallery into a post. These are a few things that make me happy. I enjoy beautiful flowers, sweet desserts, wonderful books, and my dog & family.

Weekly Quote: Virginia Woolf

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Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.

― Virginia Woolf

This is a photo of a used bookstore that I recently discovered. I was immediately amazed with all the rows of books that seemed to reach the sky. I could have spent all day there.  It was magical.

Weekly Quote: Stephen King

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Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.

― Stephen King

This was the message outside a school. Hopefully, students saw the board and read the entire summer. Lets hope the community was motivated to pick up a book to read this summer too!

Weekly Quote: Mark Twain

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In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.

― Mark Twain

You’re Reading That Book Again?

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I just finished a book, A Dog’s Journey, which means I’m hunting for my next book to read. Honestly, I don’t feel like hunting for a book. Even though I’m always looking for my next favorite book. There are certain books I fell in love with, such as Little Women and the Harry Potter series. I think I’ve read each three times. Is there a rule that a new book must always be read? Why are people puzzled that someone can read a book they’ve already read? I often gain fresh experiences and fall in love with the book all over again when I reread a book. In the past, I’ve often rushed through books to see how many I can read. I’m a fan of the online, Goodreads, that allows you to keep track of books, read reviews, participate in online book clubs, and maintain a reading goal. Should reread books be put into my goal? So before you ask someone, ‘How can you read that book again?’ think to yourself that there must be a reason why this person is reading it again. Also, the individual is reading which truly is all that matters.