Blogspiration is a weekly meme hosted by GrowingUp YA & Saz101. This meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers and writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the authors choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation & just a little SOMETHING.
This week I am sharing with you a quote I found on Tumblr today that just really spoke to me and I felt it was important to share it with all of you lovely people. I hope that it inspires you as much as it inspired me!
Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books.
– Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot
Books are amazing. They are powerful. They are brilliant. And beyond everything else, like I examined last week, they always teach us things. They show us the world in a way we may not have imagined before. They open our eyes to things we may have neglected to notice before. They are just things but they are the things that keep people together. And I am with Julian on this one, I am not surprised that some people prefer books. In fact, I find it a little disheartening that not enough people love books. Too many people look at me a little oddly when I mention I read for fun, and that just… saddens me. How can they not see how just utterly fantastic reading is? So yes, this quote, I just absolutely loved it <3