Wednesday, 9 March 2011

other people's words

A few sentences on the romance of reading.

"Your head is empty, he continued, the hours slip away. From your chair you wander through the countries of your mind, and your thoughts, threading themselves into the fiction, play about with details or rush along the track of the plot. You melt into the characters; it seems as if your own heart is beating under their skin." - Flaubert, Madame Bovary.


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  2. Wonderful! And I love your post below, self-belief really can change a life. And I do wish there were more manners and chivalry around, though just as I give up, someone does something lovely that has me believing in it all over again :) Come to Paris in December, that's when I'm going!!
    And thank you for your lovely comment, it was so nice! I am not offended at all, I 100% agree with you! Every time I read one of your posts I can relate to it so much.
    I hope you pick up your story again, you're a wonderful writer, I would love to read it one day.