I think I already told you once the perks of being the reader in a family of non readers. Don’t get me wrong. My mother does read, my grandparents from the maternal side have read, literally, the entire local library of where they lived. My mother’s brother (also known as Uncle) also reads.
But I had the bad luck of them giving me books that, even if I enjoyed them and I do still show gratitude (worst ingratitude is the ingratitude to a book), were quite peculiar choices. From my uncle, an entire geology book about jewels and the classification of them, and the year after, a book about sea shells around the world.
I’m not a geologist. Either I’m a sea shell collector of some kind, but I still have those books, and I use them for their (very) useful references.
But I do remember that one book from my childhood and it was this really big, golden Before Sleep Tales collection. You know, lightly modified sugar versions of Rapunzel, Snowhite, Cinderella, and others that I have already read. At that time I was reading the fourth Harry Potter book, so I had already grown upon those tales, but I had it in my night stand and I read it anyway.
It was big. I remember I was pissed because it was taller than the fourth Harry Potter book. The fifth book slightly overpassed it.
The thing is, it was quite heavy as well. The tree from my (slightly reader) grandma’s garden gave flowers that year, and I was so in love with those common wild flowers that I hided a nosegay of them inside. I forgot about it, until years later I remembered and I checked. It was still there, more beautiful as ever.
I just checked. It’s still there, just at the end of the Rumpelstiltskin tale.
I have a little collection of dried flowers and leaves between my books. I always forget they are there, until I take the book for some reason and they surprise me. And they are always more beautiful than ever.
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