Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Love A Book * Love An Author

When I was a ten year old book worm and used to kiss the dust jacket pictures of authors as if they were icons, it used to amaze me that these remote people could provoke me to love.
~Erica Jong
 Can you identify? Have you ever kissed the picture of your favorite author, hugged a book to you and wondered in awe . . . just wondered.


Jan Newman said...

I can't say I've kissed any authors' pictures, but I'm grateful for the authors who from my earliest reading years have filled me with wonder--Alcott, Welty, Tracy Chevalier, Valerie Martin, and too many more to list. Thank you, thank you, all!

Lexa Cain said...

No actual kissing for me, but I wrote a fan letter once. I'm certainly very grateful to those authors who can pull me away from my real-world problems and fill my head with adventure and delight! :-)

Charles Gramlich said...

I don't know about the kissing but I've certainly hugged books before, or simply held them in my lap after I was done and luxuriated for a moment in the joy they brought me.

Jeanette W. Stickel said...

I sometimes pull a favorite book from the shelf and stroke the cover then lay it on my desk for inspiration. There is something about the look and touch of a well-loved book takes my mind to a more creative place.