It’s been a long day


she was too tired to feel anything more,
she wanted a book to do to her what books did:
take away the world,
slide it aside for a little bit,
and let her please, please
just be somewhere and somebody else.

~ Lev GrossmanThe Magician’s Land

Sources: Photo: Jessica Krzywicki – the magic of reading. Quote: Precious Things


  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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  2. like a magic carpet ride.

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  3. Been there, wanted that. ❤
    Diana xo

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  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Long indeed!!

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  5. We all need to “slide it away for a little bit at times.”

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  6. that surely is…what books do. ☺

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  7. Ah yes, the magical powers that rest between the covers. Is there anything better than losing yourself in a book, Only to glance up as though emerging from a trance to realize that hours have passed in the turn of a page? Ohhh, this has got me all fired up for the holiday weekend, a beach chair and a book!! 😄

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  8. WLS – and included in this is the sacred time before sleep, when books gently take me outside of myself and into worlds and thoughts and even sometimes, slumber..;-)

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  9. The most recent one for me: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. I am getting A God In Ruins by her next–I can’t get enough of her writing 🙂

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  10. Christie says:

    Yesterday, the 30th was my birthday. I woke up tired. yesterday. I fell into bed at 8:58 pm last night and drifted off about 9:30, thankful for the air conditioning. This heatwave is uncomfortable and hard on the garden. 107 in Boise a few days back. I like what Lev Grossman “take away the world, slide it aside for a little bit,” –oh, I wish that was possible…being under anesthesia or medically induced coma might accomplish that…

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  11. The comfort of books. Isn’t it?

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