Can you believe I’m nearly at 100 followers on WordPress?
My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.
I never thought I would ever reach 50 followers, never mind 100 and I’m nearly there. When I started it was with the understanding that no one would ever want to read my stuff and that I would just be another nameless, faceless book blogger that joined the masses of other book bloggers, but every time one you wonderful bookworms reads my stuff you prove me wrong.
So … today is Sunday. Slowly in my journal I’m building up a page of quotes that I like and that I want to use on this page.
This week, as the title suggests, is from Lemony Snicket, and it comes with a bit of a story.
Ive only been back at work a few weeks since I was off with vertigo and I was sat in the crew room on my break, reading, of course, when another member of staff came in to collect his stuff before going home. He picked up his jacket and turned to leave but before he did he asked me what I was reading. Now who am I to discourage bookish conversations? I knew he wouldn’t be interrupting me for long and it was one simple honest question … so I told him and do you know what he said?
“I can’t remember the last time I read a book for pleasure.”
I gave him that look.
The one that all bookworms have perfected for just such situations.
I can’t remember the last time I read a book. Can you believe that?
I told him he was strange. He replied saying that most other people at work would be in the same boat. I told him they were strange too.
I shan’t name him, but if he ever finds this page he knows who he is.
There was a point to this story … wasn’t there?
Oh yes … the quote. Please tell me when I go off like that on a tangent.
Without further ado … Lemony Snickets …
Never trust anyone who hasn’t brought a book with them.