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This is what my stack of books from the library looks like right now.

This will be how I die. Buried under a pile of fallen books. When I'm 110.

“Master those books you have. Read them thoroughly. Bathe in them until they saturate you. Read and reread them…digest them. (Quote continues in comments)

Antique books with locks - makes you think there is something worth protecing in them.

11a.) She loves reading with all her heart. Books are one of her only sources of education and education is very important to her.

This is brilliant. Books make you THINK So for this nerdy after school club I'm in, you have to give a 2 minute oral speech about a topic you feel strongly about. My speech is about why books are better than movies. BAM.

Slightly Ignorant's Bookish Place

Books will take you anywhere and let you be anyone you want to be, if for just a short break in time.

Oh for a book and a shady nook either indoors or out with the green leaves whispering overhead or the street cries all about where I may read at all my ease both of the new and old for a jolly good book whereon to look is better to me than gold John Wilson, 1785 - 1854

"To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life." W. Somerset Maugham

...and after you have finished reading, you will feel like all that happened, happened to you, and that it all belongs to you... the good and bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and places..." Everything. Ernest Hemingway.