Saturday, December 06, 2008

Another oddly titled book....

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To help throw off this "funk", and as I have nearly finished reading "The Young Che - Memories of Che Guevara" (written by his own father, it's fascinating), I'm going to read this book next.
And, it's brand new - not a library job - so I will be the first to turn its pages, and smell that new book smell. There is something speacial about being the first reader of a book, kind of like getting into a freshly made bed or having perfect skin....

10 comments:

justme said...

I LOVE freshly made beds and change the sheets more often than is environmentaly friendly, just for the pleasure of it. No idea what having perfect skin is like though! The book looks interesting....

Steve said...

A freshly made bed is one of those simple pleasures in life that help make life worth living. Like skimming the top of an ice cream tub with a spoon and getting the first taste...

VioletSky said...

I will often wash and hang out my linen on a sunny breezy day just so I can get back into bed and nestle into the fresh air scented lsheets and pillows. And with a brand new book, and a perfect skinned body next to me....

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Che runs our Laundry company and is a hilarious guy from Wales who should have been a stand-up. We have the most superb laughing chemistry! I'd wear a t-shirt with his face on but i don't think there is one!

The Sagittarian said...

Justme - haha, you must have more energy than...I am so lazy at the end of the day that I just look longingly at the messy bed and WISH it was freshly made.

Steve - oh yes indeed...and how about the crust off a feshly made loaf, slathered with butter and honey...

Violet - oh yes, I do that to blankets as well!

Poet - how cool! My Scowly Teen is named after this guy (possibly the revolutionary and not the laundry man but he sounds way cool too!!)- altho' we changed the spelling of her name. We did that mainly because I was organising some social workers at the time and one of them had a rather nasty client with his name spelt Che. I didn't want to tempt fate so we changed the spelling to an Irish version! Shea.

Haha, WV for me....costlymi, am sure the Stud would agree.

Mike said...

I love oddly titled books and I have been meaning to read that Che' book. I have it here somewhere.

That makes it very handy for reading.

Reluctant Blogger said...

Oh yes, I love brand new books. I often spend more time sniffing them than reading them!

And clean bedsheets are wonderful too but yes, they need to be air dried to be divine.

That song reminds me of my MIL oddly enough - must have been playing when she was here once and annoying me.

Your daughter is called Shea? That's lovely.

The villager: said...

Should be a great read with a title like that. It's usually North America that steals the Gold Rush limelight.

Brother Tobias said...

New books. Yum. Especially waiting with anticipation to read them. But then, I love the smell of old books; not the travel-weary, thumbed paperbacks in the charity shop, but the marbled, leather-spined old warrior with the faded blocking and the bookplate, the scent of matins and the copperplate inked notes in the margins.

The Sagittarian said...

Mike, you will enjoy the book. Che had quite a sharp wit and good sense of humour.

RB - thank you! Initially my husband said we should wait to see what name the baby looked like before we named her, but I didn't think Mr Magoo was a good name for a baby girl! :-)

Villager - You're right and yet we do have a very rish history of it here, as does Australia.

BT - I love your turn of phrase! I also have some books over 100 years old in my collection and altho' they don't make for great reading they are good to look at and hold!