Bookavore

voracious reader with a certain verbal attitude

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I could take in a block of text or a whole paragraph in one visual gulp. It was a matter of letting my eyes and thoughts go soft, like wax, to take the impression fresh off the page. To the irritation of those around me, I’d turn a page every few seconds with an impatient snap of the wrist. My needs were simple. I didn’t bother much with themes or felicitous phrases and skipped fine descriptions of weather, landscapes and interiors. I wanted characters I could believe in, and I wanted to be made curious about what was to happen to them.

SWEET TOOTH, Ian McEwan.

minus the “impatient snap of the wrist” bit, this is the best description of what the reading experience was like for me growing up as i have ever encountered.

(via jennirl)

Yeah, this is… eerily perfect. Wow.

Filed under things I would embroider on a pillow if I knew how to embroider books

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