Nothing does it for me quite like a new book. Something glossy and gorgeous that arrives in the mailbox.
And while I find much pleasure in my downloads on Sparky (my Kindle), I do thoroughly enjoy the touch, feel, and scent of a real book. And what I received last week has sparked all of my pleasurable feelings.
I preordered Blackberry Winter, by Sarah Jio, months ago. It felt a little like waiting for Christmas as the calendar days ticked off and the release date marched toward me.
I wanted to start reading it right away, but I had review books that took priority. But after I had finished my third review book this week, I felt totally justified in grabbing this one. So I set up a reading spot in the dining room with the cool air coming in through the open patio door, and enjoyed the opening pages along with a plate of scrambled eggs and orange juice.
Pleasurable moments sparked by my love of books.
Another book arrived unexpectedly this week. I had read this author’s two previous books, so I was delighted to get You Tell Your Dog First, by Alison Pace.
What sparks your excitement on a Thursday? Or on any day of the week?