Thankful For…

November 22, 2011 at 6:04 AM 5 comments

Update – First of all, as an update on my professional photos on my last apartment, I have submitted them to some bigger blogs and I’m waiting to see if they accept them or not. Fingers crossed. Thanks for your patience; I wish I could show them to you now!

(Via Lonny)

On to what I’m thankful for…I’m thankful for books. I’m thankful for getting lost in the pages of far off lands, of twisted love entanglements, of personal triumphs. Through the power of words, I have been an American reporter in Rome (The Imperfectionists); I have been an attorney in South Africa during the Apartheid (A Telling Time); I have worked as a TV producer, writer and actor (Bossypants). Currently, I’m living in Paris with Ernest Hemmingway; we’re newly married, young and scared shitless about what will happen with our futures, little do we know what’s ahead for Ernest (The Paris Wife).

(Via Martha Stewart)

I also love the power a book can have over my sleep. I have struggled with insomnia my whole life and I am finally in a good sleeping pattern at the moment. I have to be thankful for a good half hour of reading and the sleep comma it induces. You know that moment when you struggle to keep your eyes open and the last sentence becomes a blur as the book cascades onto your chest and you wander off into dreamland? I’m incredibly thankful for that moment.

So for the imagination sparkers, the thought producers and the sleep provokers – thank you to all authors; the world would be a very sad place without your books.

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Thankful For… Thankful For…

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. dmm  |  November 22, 2011 at 7:18 AM

    kate, i share your passion for books and the worlds they lead us to; and the paper, the print, the words, the smell of them. . . your photos today are wonderful, just think of those rooms/vignettes without books; impossible.

  • 2. Aimee  |  November 22, 2011 at 9:03 AM

    Yay! I loved The Paris Wife. It led me to go back and re-read a bunch of Hemingway stories and Fitzgerald stuff. I really got into that time. I hope you enjoy it, too. I’m thankful for your blog. The few minutes I spend reading it every morning start my day off right. 🙂

  • 3. Katy  |  November 22, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Wonderful post! I feel the same way. Those rooms make me want to buy the print versions of everything I read on my Kindle! Beautiful rooms full of beautiful stories.

  • 4. Glynnis  |  November 22, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    I’m thankful for the mention you gave me on your list of books and authors, my dear D-I-L. Does that mean your mother-in-law puts you to sleep?!

  • 5. Natalie  |  November 29, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Love this post! I couldn’t agree with you more, there is nothing better than just getting lost in a book!


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