My entire life, I’ve been a collector of sorts – a personal curator for the museum that’s manifested into my modern life. From My Little Pony’s and calligraphy pens, to my current menagerie of cats, gemstones, books, quotes good music and great company – I’ve managed to live up to my favorite Oscar Wilde quote: ‘I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.’ And speaking of quotes, with the reading that I’ve been doing and continual bouts of knowledge that I’m contently shoveling into my skull – I’ve found a great assortment of quotes on to the enraptured wanderlust of the reading experience.
Unbeknownst to me until this afternoon, it also just happens to be World Book Day! Whether it’s a wonderful coincidence or a well planned post, I guess we’ll never really know but as the Genie says in Aladdin – a little of column A, and all of column B. For other lessons in literature, delve into my book repository in my latest post concerning my 2015 Reading Challenge and take a gander at my Top 10 Works of Literary NonFiction. While we’re here though, take a stroll through my favorite quotes on reading, books and literature. To commemorate the day, I want to leave you with five of my favorite books of all time in no particular order because they’re all so different and good. My taste ranges from delicately woven social commentary and dark undertones mixed to insightful scientific analysis and gonzo storytelling, so if these five don’t float your boat – maybe something in my Good Reads Library will.
- Caucasia, Danzy Senna
- Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
- Bel Canto, Ann Patchett
- Suicide Casanova; Arthur Nersessian
- Music, The Brain and Ecstasy; Robert Jourdain
What’s your favorite book?
What’s your favorite quote about reading?
Let me know in the comments below!