Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday Teaser: The Distant Hours - The Library

"Shelves spanned all four walls, floor to ceiling, and although it was shadowy inside -- the windows were cloaked by thick, draping curtains that brushed the ground -- I could see they were lined with very old books, the sort with marbled endpapers, gold-dipped edges, and black cloth binding. My fingers positively itched to drift at length along their spines, to arrive at one whose lure I could not pass, to puck it down, to inch it open, then close my eyes and inhale the soul-sparking scent of old and literate dust."
(The Distant Hours by Kate Morton, Part 1, Page 63)


Marie said...

ooo, a great teaser for a bibliophile!

Nan said...

Wonderful words, and wonderful picture. Think of the days when people would read all those books.