Thursday, September 24, 2009

Splash du Jour: Thursday

Once, in my father's bookshop, I heard a regular customer say that few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a palace in our memory to which, sooner or later—no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forget—we will return.
-- From The Shadow Of The Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon --

Have a great Thursday!


Shark said...

And which book is this for you?

Cipriano said...

When I was a kid, I hid myself away [while normal kids played outside] with the adventure series of Enid Blyton.
I honestly think that it was these books that distorted my entire worldview into believing that literature had things to offer me that the real world lacked.
I am still so deceived.