Summer Reading

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

On page 14, after relishing this passage, I knew, instantly, I would love this book.

"The earth was warm under me, and warm as I crumbled it through my fingers. Queer little red bugs came out and moved in slow squadrons around me. Their backs were polished vermilion, with black spots. I kept as still as I could. Nothing happened. I did not expect anything to happen. I was something that lay under the sun and felt it, like the pumpkins, and I did not want to be anything more. I was entirely happy. Perhaps we feel like that when we die and become a part of something entire, whether it is sun and air, or goodness and knowledge. At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep."

And you?
What's on your summer reading list?

1 comments:

  1. I tried so hard to read this book 3 years ago to impress a boy who I thought I loved. I was relieved when things ended because it meant I didn't have to finish the book.

    YOU, my friend, are a smarty. I like to think I am but I wasn't smart enough to finish this one. Let me know what you think.

    As for me, I have a list of biographies/histories I've been itching to get to...that's more my cup of tea.

    (PS He's still single from what I understand...I should set you up!...grin.)

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