The Beauty of a Book

July 20, 2015

I’m a sucker for a good book. An actual book. Like any other millennial out there, I’m modern technology’s number one fan. But I have to draw the line at some point. I draw that line when it comes to any and all books. Imagine a kid in a candy store. That’s me in a book store. I get all wide-eyed and giddy when I see rows beyond rows of unread books just waiting to be picked up. I find myself picking up at least five books and *trying* to buy them all.

Of course, my inner Frugal Franny pops into my head and asks the question, “Do you really need all these books?” My answer: “YES, YES YOU DO! TREAT YO SELF!” Frugal Franny’s answer: “No, Arielle. Save your damn money.”

The expression, “my eyes are bigger than my stomach” has more than one meaning in my life. It a. has meaning when I pile a little too much food on my plate, and then neglect to finish it all, and b. when I pick up one too many books.

There is something very personal about owning a book. Holding the physical book in your hands. Folding the binding in half when you get to that “I just can’t put it down” part of the book. Flipping through each page, excited to find out what the next one holds. Marking your spot, whether it be by dog-earing the page, or using a fancy shamncy book marker. A book is a beautiful thing.

So far, July has involved a lot of time spent reading. I walked into the bookstore and purchased about three books. So far I’ve finished one, am in the process of finishing another, and have one more left to go.

Sitting outside with a good book while soaking up the sun is day well spent. As much as I love technology, nothing beats holding a book in my hands and flipping through the pages while I’m stretched out on a towel somewhere.

So grab your favorite read, pack your bags, and take it outside! Up next on my list is Breakfast at Tiffany’s!

What’s your favorite book this summer? Comment below and let me know!

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