Letters from a Hill Farm
Sometimes I feel that way in the library! Especially on rainy days for some reason.
Maybe it's the coziness!
You feel sheltered by the presence of so many thoughts of people of good will, perhaps, all around you. When it's raining the sense of shelter is even stronger.
There is absolutely NOTHING like a good bookroom! I was unfamiliar with this quote but plan to post it under my "reading" tab!
I agree. The quote is new to me, too.
Only someone who loves books will understand this. I totally understand it!
Mark Twain was someone I would have loved to know personally!
He had a lot of sadness and trouble in his life.
I've always loved being surrounded by books. Mark Twain is one of my husband's favourite authors, we have all his books along with various biographies of him on our bookshelves.
I know his work is much loved, but I've never enjoyed it.
Nan, what a great quote!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Glad you liked it.
What a great quote. I think that we feel that way in a library or bookstore, but I think it is lost on the next generation. Kind of sad...they don't know what they are missing.
I've been thinking about this subject a lot, Mare. I saw a photo recently of two little kids reading from an iPad, and it made me sad. So much of life now is on screens. Paper books offer just about the only alternative, and if kids aren't reading them, I think we've really lost something important.
A great quote, Nan, that I am copying down and may frame at some time. My sentiments as only Mark Twain could say.
They really are great words.
This librarian agrees! :)PS - love your banner poem too.
Thanks. I've looked around and not found it anywhere so I suspect Tom's grandmother wrote it as well as doing the wood burning. It suits this old house since the porch it hangs on faces the west.
Yes, yes, yes!!
Now that I am a grandmother, it seems that I am often late in replying to your most-appreciated comments. But I read them as soon as they come in, and I will write as soon as I can. Please do come back and check. I love these blogging conversations. A little addendum - I've just spent quite a long time catching up with dear notes you left me months ago!! I do hope you can get back to read them. And I'm trying to be much more prompt now!Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.