we said with immense agreement,
was the mark of the real lover of books.”
I came across this quote while I was rereading “A Severe Mercy” (by Sheldon Vanauken), which makes me a real lover of books, evidently.
For the past thirteen years, I have kept a list of all the books that I have read. In 2013, I read twelve books. That was the year I got my iphone. In 2015, I read 55 books. That was the year I got over my iphone.
This quote got me wondering. Of the hundreds of titles on my list, how many had been worthy of a second read? Surprisingly, there was a handful.
- “Gift From the Sea” by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
- “When the Soul Listens” by Jan Johnson
- “Forgotten God” by Francis Chan
- “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren
- “The Screwtape Letters” by C. S. Lewis
- “A River Runs Through It” by Norman Maclean
- “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
- “Peace Like a River” by Lief Enger
- “Severe Mercy” by Sheldon Vanauken
- “The Holy Bible” by God
I really don’t like to watch movies I’ve already seen.
I don’t care to listen to the same album over and over.
But sometimes a book comes ’round again,
and I just have to open the pages.