Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The beauty of old books

If you haven't already guessed...I love old books. I love the look of them, the intoxicating smell they excude, the worn paper and most importantly reading from them. I find that when I read from an old book I am transported to a different era. Not just mentally, but physically too. Just knowing that these books were treasured by someone long ago, and are now treasured by me, binds me to their past.

I feel a sense of sadness when I find them discarded and feel obligated to save them. For example, my latest find.....

It was sitting in a foam box at the local tip, under a stack of other books. It's quite worn and unassuming on the outside....

But hidden within, a real treasure!

I am in the process of reading it and I must say it is such a lovely story.

Amazing isn't it?

So I implore all of you to head out and look for these old books. They still have so much to say!

Alisa x


Tina said...

What a fabulous treasure to find! One of my favourite childhood books:) I totally agree, we need to save these treasures whenever we can! ~ Tina xx

popple said...

Hay what a lovelt find thats my Mum's all time favourite book. Hope you guys are all well. Love Em