Wednesday, May 11, 2011
One Beautiful Thing ~ eleven
There is nothing I love more than a few quiet hours to escape the outside world to begin a brand new, long anticipated book. I love to feel the weight of it in my hands, and gently open the cover to see what lies inside. There is a subtle satisfaction in the turning of pages.
But something strange comes over me when I venture into the first few pages of a new novel. A carefulness.... a special attention to detail. I will sometimes go over the opening sentences a few times, just to make sure I haven't missed anything... to make sure that my imagination is forming the right opening picture for the story. And then, as I am reading, I realise that I am doing this, and I get all distracted and start from the beginning all over again.
It's just a temporary thing. Once I turn the first page, a normal reading flow begins, and I naturally sink into the story.
Does anyone else do this? Or is this just a quirk belonging only to me?