If you are like me, you really love books. They are your getaway, they are your passion, they are your hobby. It’s not a casual relationship, it’s a lifelong dedication to literature and everything that it includes. I was thinking about how books influence my life, and I came up with some general rules that apply to my reading habits. So, here are the ten commandments for book lovers:
1-Thou shalt not start with any book in a series other than the first.
2-Thou shalt not dog-ear pages, crack spines, or cause damage to jackets.
3-When a character you love dies, thou shalt feel the wound in your deepest of hearts. (Especially if you are reading Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, Games of Thrones, etc.)
4-Thou shalt defend thine favourite authors with vigour, even if they write a book after the one that you loved that isn’t quite as good.
5-Thou shalt not, under any circumstance, prefer the movie to the book.
6-Thou shalt have more book covered surfaces in thine residence than not.
7-Thou shalt justify money spent on books by claiming that “books are never a waste of money, at least I’m not buying shoes”.
8-Thou shalt do thine utmost to ensure that if you have a series, they are all the same type and have matching artwork.
9-Thou shalt feel a pain in thine soul when deciding if you should let someone borrow one of your books.
10-Thou shalt refuse to remove pages from books to start a fire, even if you are in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.
Does anyone else feel the same, or is it just me? Of course, since I wrote these, they are made up of my own feelings. Are there any that you would add or change?
Sidenote: My new website has recently been completed, if you’d like to see you can go here: www.wordsmithery.ca. I’ve also, as you have probably noticed, made some changes to the appearance and address of my blog (it was mywordsmithery previously). And lastly, I have also made some changes to my FB page, which you can find here if interested.