Friday, October 12, 2007

What sentimental endings?----[Fiction] Friday

Here’s this week’s challenge:
[Fiction] Friday Challenge for October 12 2007:

Use this quote as the spark for anything you want.

“I’m not one for sentimental endings. Not this time.”

What I am going to write here is not fiction. This post is on my love for book, for reading. How does it fit in Friday fiction? It does not but the quote does albeit indirectly.

Every first week of Jan, April, July and October are taken as Buy A Friend A Book. In this week, one is supposed to buy books for friends for no reason. I do buy books for my friends and family. I too buy books for myself. That is not same as getting books as gifts though.

For the past two weeks, I am having a lucky streak winning six books from various draws on the net world, from all over the world. I cannot explain the thrill of winning books….a few of which are unheard of. The anticipation of holding the book like the first touch of a lover without knowing anything about it is not easy to explain. One has to go through the process. Maybe I am going overboard saying it!

Can anyone be sentimental about books? Well, I am. I am not ashamed of saying it either.

Now for the list of books I won:

1) American Gods by Neil Gaiman from Dewey
2) The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult from Steve and Shaz
3) Nineteen Minutes Jodi Picoult from Steve and Shaz
4) Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult from Literary Feline
5) Town House by Tish Cohen from Jane
Downsizing Your Home with Style by Lauri Ward from Collins Nonfiction

I have only received American Gods till date. Others will follow soon enough.
Despite my not giving in to stupid sentimental feelings, don’t you think the above books are reason enough for me to dance? The books which are from people I have not met, are a great spark for such feelings.



grumplestiltskin said...

i too would dance :)

paisley said...

i think the sentiment behind this post and this program are very real indeed... congratulations on the fine treasure trove of books you have received!!!!

~willow~ said...

what an excellent stroke of luck for you! And American Gods? EXCELLENT book, it's one of my all-time faves. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

You really are on a winning streak. :)



sage said...

Wow, you'll have to win a bookcase now! :)

Jo said...

Besides my family, books are my first love. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with being sentimental about books? Don't they take us to places we've never been, new adventures, new words to fill our thoughts?

Congrats on winning those books.

Jack Greening said...

When I get a book that I am looking for on sale, I feel like I won the lottery. I cherish my collection.

Computer Whiz said...

i'm not much of a book reader, but those books you listed sound interesting

Pen said...

Sounds like you have serious reading to do! :o) Congrats on your ever growing book collection.

gP said...

hi! Its been long...:p

You are going to love American Gods and please do dance. There are good people in this world, and that merits for a dance!

Merrie Destefano said...

What a beautiful post and thank you so much for sharing your love of books. I too have a reverent, almost sacred love of words, so it is quite lovely to discover another person who feels the same way.

Thanks for reminding me how much some people truly love the written word.

Anonymous said...

I am ecstatic right now, for finding so many people in one place who love books and writing as much as I do. Wordcraft is a passion, whether you are the reader or the author.

Panthergirl said...

Good for you!!! I've got The Tenth Circle on my iPod in my "to listen to" book list.

I'm going to add some of your others...

Here via michele today!