Elizabeth Melton Parsons

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This post by Ste J made me think about the books I read and what they bring to my life whether I enjoy them or not. Very thought provoking.

Book to the Future

Photo0077When you buy a  book, do you ever have to force a straight face when you go to pay for it because you can’t believe how cheaply it’s selling?  I do this with every purchase, no matter the price.  For the purposes of this musing let us take a fiction book – a good one, mind – for our example.

As a voracious reader, I spend a lot of my time in the world of other people’s imaginings, exploring creations of fertile minds and discovering the stories of unusual characters.  The philosophies of eras and worlds, the inversions of physical laws, the deviousness of a certain antagonist, the philosophical musings of another mind are all exquisite.  That’s even before you factor in that sentence you have to reread dozens of times simply for the majesty of its construction.

I weigh all of that up (and whatever else comes to mind)…

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Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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