Monday, February 13, 2017

Books, May You Always Be With Us

Books are portable, easy to use, and easy to find.  They can be beautifully designed and packaged or wonderfully functional, useful, and detailed.  Books are easy to consult – just flip the pages, look up something in an index or table of contents, and find what you need.  They engage us, requiring intellectual involvement and psychological stimulation on the part of the reader.  Books are symbolically permanent – a pieces of the record.  It has a status of being substantial and significant.  We hold books in high esteem.  How could we not be sentimental about the source of knowledge, history, ideas, fantasies, and the sport of wisdom?

However, books can be at a disadvantage if they can’t be found or aren’t looked for. How books are catalogued and searched for is so important, especially with millions of books in print and the number swelling by thousands daily.

Books also need space and the right environmental conditions to remain intact when it comes to print.  Digitally, books need a power source and a readable device to keep them alive.  Whether in paper or digital ink, books are precious and need to be preserved, read, and referenced.  Otherwise they die.

“No two persons ever read the same book.”
--Edmund Wilson

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.”
--Neil Gairman

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
--Haruki Murakami

“All good books have one thing in common – they are truer than if they had really happened.”
--Ernest Hemingway

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

“Books are mirrors.  You only see in them what you already have inside of you.”
--Carlos Zafon

“The love of books is a love which requires neither justification, apology, nor defense.”
--JA Langford

“The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.”
--James Bryce

“A good book has no ending.”
--R.D. Cumming

“Fiction reveals truth that reality observes.”
--Jessamyn West

“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.”
--Logan P. Smith

“There are worse crimes than burning books.  One of them is not reading them.”
--Joseph Brodsky

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Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at He feels more important when discussed in the third-person. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog 2017©. Born and raised in Brooklyn, now resides in Westchester. Named one of the best book marketing blogs by Book Baby 

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