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I observed you in your concentration  
Fingers following spines lips murmuring titles
Before making your selection (or two... or three…)
And then  with paper treasures in hand
You folded like living origami
Curling down and in on yourself
Into your favoured chair  for hours
Hot tea slowly growing colder  
With the world beyond the front and back covers
No longer existing.  
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waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yes. I know that feeling very well. Its so sad when you finish reading a really good book because even if you read it again it will never be like the first time you read it.
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rockgem Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i find the same delight in reading an old favourite as i do in reading something new, i can always loose myself in a book, i think books and art are two big loves in my life
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Created-By-Caz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Its so easy to become totally engrossed in a good book. My mum always said the house could have burnt down around me and I'd never have noticed.
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rockgem Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: my mom says a similar thing about me, her current quip is along the lines of 'Gem you won't have a shelf of books in your house you will end up with a shelf of kindles you read so much!' :giggle:
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BlazingMalice Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do this all the time. I can't really afford as many books anymore. I have a kindle but I still buy my favourite titles :) I miss the smell of pages.
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rockgem Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: i find junk shops are a wonderful place - thats how i get away with buying as many books as i do :giggle: - the only books i really buy 'new' are ones from certain authors that are my favourites but thats like only once a year :giggle:
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BlazingMalice Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I buy Kresley Cole books new XD And that's about it
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rockgem Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
well you can take a wild guess on the ones i buy :P
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BlazingMalice Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Achi-mou goodness? xD
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rockgem Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: mebeh....
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BlazingMalice Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:P Sexy Achi-mou goodness :D
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rockgem Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
shh! dun let him hear you say that =P though i'm re-reading the Kelley Armstrong series at the moment...
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a familiar image :)
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rockgem Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:nod: just a little - although these days i do have a kindle , still can't beat a proper book :aww:
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no they definitely do not... I prefer paper over any electronic versions :)
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rockgem Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:nod: kindles have their uses but there is that something that can't be replaced, i recently looked at the latest kindle model and was certainly unimpressed with it :no: not to mention with my usual disasters of loosing data i'd be worried i'd loose all my ebooks!
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, yes, I can see how having books only as electronic files might not be the best way to keep them. I don't actually have a kindle or other eReader, other than the amazon Kindle for PC app... my best friend recently got a standard kindle and likes it, and because of that I've downloaded some free kindle books and use either the Kindle for PC app or another app he showed me called Calibre, to read them on my computer, but I actually don't enjoy reading on a computer screen very well, its not bad for messages here and other media, and an occasional poem or short story, but reading novels on the computer can really bother my eyes. Not sure if a real kindle would be any better...
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rockgem Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i find a real kindle easier than reading on a computer screen, a kindle isn't back-lit like a computer so the contrast of text is a lot more like a book page i enjoy kindle reading to a computer screen but again kindle is still second to the old fashioned paperback or hardback
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed... I can see why a kindle would be better than a computer, but still can't hold a candle to a real book, nothing ever will
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rockgem Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
agreed! :nod:
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