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“Books are not about passing time. They're about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass, one just wishes one had more of it. If one wanted to pass the time one could go to New Zealand.”

― Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

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Yes!

Also, I'd like to live in that house, please... *sighs for such bookshelves*
My dream would be to have a library like that. Of course, how I'd reach the top shelves I'm not sure as I get vertigo on the second rung of a ladder. *g*
Oh, what a lovely quotation. I am with him there.

Btw, is that - The Uncommon Reader - the book involving the Queen in a book club or something? In too much haste to check, yes.. :)
Such an 'Alan Bennett' thing to say.

Yes, that's the book, read it twice and love it. Hugely amusing.
Perfectly said.

And what lovely looking bookcases.
It is indeed perfectly said.


I know, absolutely they're gorgeous.
So well said.
Alan Bennett is a genius, imo.
I agree. A good book is like a window on the world, without the hassle of travel. I've just spent a couple of weeks in Los Angeles, courtesy of a newly discovered writer, Gregg Hurwitz.
Hmm, now that's an author I've not heard of. Will trot over to FantasticFiction and look him up...

ETA: Is it the Tim Rackley series you've been reading?

Edited at 2014-04-16 10:10 pm (UTC)
No, I've not heard of that series. I've just finished 'The Survivor' and now reading 'You're Next' which, for what it's worth, was a Richard and Judy best seller. I like them both but so far I think I actually prefer The Survivor. Very much a fast paced thriller but I thought the author was equally good at creating real characters and getting right under their skin. I haven't read that much non-Pros fiction lately so I might be easily pleased but like Gone Girl, The Survivor really drew me back in every time.
Oh right, only I checked FantasticFiction here:

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/h/gregg-hurwitz/

and assumed - wrongly - that you were reading a series. *g* I shall see what the library has by him next time I'm there. Sounds like the sort of thing my husband would like too.