I was that girl. The one that couldn’t go leave home without a book. The one that would get bored at social outings and find a corner to read. The one that would read in a car, in the store, at family reunions and during recess at school. I was painfully shy for a long time. Books were my portable haven when I felt lonely or awkward or bored.
As an adult I’ve mostly grown out of this deep-rooted introversion and found a thriving social life. I can leave my book at home and designate time for myself to read, but every once in awhile, the thin spine of a well-loved paperback finds it’s way into my purse just in case I can steal a moment to escape into its world.
Do you carry books with you? What are you currently reading now?
- (of a person or way of life) Devoted to reading and studying rather than worldly interests.
- (of language or writing) Literary in style or allusion.
- (of art and all manner of lovely things) devoted to the written word as a form of art and as a way of seeing the world.
- (of BethanySuckrow.com) anything of the aforementioned characteristics as they are found on the interwebs and reposted by Bethany, because bookish and writerly things always give reason for amusement.