I've always had a love for books.
I own over two-thousand of them.
They're little works of art.
Each has its' own particular color and design.
I love the smell of them.
I like feeling the pages.
I like turning the page,
and encountering my next adventure.
I love to underline things...
which are important to me.
Sometimes, I write my impressions...
on the sides or bottoms of pages.
I am amused by the things I have written,
if I look twenty-or-thirty years later!
A man with books is always wealthy.
Knowledge is power.
It saddens me that people get their news,
and information from the internet, and television
I like to ponder over words.
When I have a book or a newspaper...
I get to re-read things that interest me.
Sometimes clarity comes only after,
a second read.
I hate the idea of the Kindle.
This device is hurting book stores.
I like sitting in book stores,
and looking for old treasures.
Sometimes I find valuable first editions.
They only cost me a dollar or two.
I especially love the old re-sale book shops.
I love the smell of those musty, old places.
I can walk out with an armful of books,
for a mere twenty-bucks!
Sometimes my old book stores have a coffee bar.
They usually play jazz or blues music.
I might sit in a beat up, overstuffed chair...
and read for hours.
In this fast-paced world of ours,
people need to reconnect with the old ways.
Faster isn't always better.
I like quality in my life.
That's why I value my books.