Argh - it's Tuesday! I almost forgot which day it was. Just in the nick of time - here's my thoughts for the week.
I was going to call this post 'dirty books' but that might have given the wrong impression...
Does that make you cringe? Do you like your books to be pristine?
I had a good think about where this comes from - I have friends who treat books as if they are sacred and to be kept in perfect condition. I don't borrow books from these people, you'll be glad to know! Then, I remembered at Sunday school when I was small, the teacher had a battered old bible with every margin and tiny space crammed in her handwriting. It was thick with her own thoughts, ideas and inspirations that she'd felt when reading the text. I remember running my fingers over the bumpy pen marks and feeling exhilarated that she'd owned this book so well.
I loved her bible.
And I love my books. Just because they are scruffy - they are definitely NOT neglected. They are much loved.
Believe it or not, I still read ebooks on my computer, I don't own an e-reader yet - maybe when they have a 'fold down corner' option and the casing takes biro!
I find it fascinating - how do you treat yours?
See you next week - if I don't get lost in time and space again...
T x x x