Monday, May 25, 2015

Reading Is Forever

There's no particular occasion for this, except that I'm reading Jo Walton's What Makes This Book So Great (TOR, 2014) and found something on page 366 that I just have to quote:
I know I’m not going to live forever.  I know there are more books than I can ever read.  But I know that in my head, the same way I know the speed of light is a limit.  In my heart I know reading is forever and FTL is just around the corner.
Walton reads (and re-reads) even more than I do, and I felt such a thrill of recognition in these sentences, which capture exactly about how I feel about reading.

(You can read the entire post from which that passage comes here; What Makes This Book So Great is made up of Walton's blog posts from