R is for Reading

Posted by on Monday, September 15th, 2008

Of course it is.


My college room-mate Steven took this photo of me for a photography class he was taking.  His assignment was to take a photo that really explained a friend of his as well as possible.  So he started talking me into laying in our bathtub, bathing in books.  I asked two questions, in this order:

“How can we make sure none of my books get ruined.”

“You don’t expect me to be nude, do you?”

He answered both questions correctly, cleaned the tub, fixed the leaking faucet, buried me, took a bunch of shots, and got an A.  And I finally got to give my Mom a photo I didn’t hate to display in the house. 

I’ve been reading for nearly 31 years now.  I have no idea how many books I’ve read.  I know I still have all of the books I can see in the shot, what with the recent library reconstruction.  I will never have enough time to read as much as I like.  I will always have too many books.  And I’ll continue to try to fix the first and ignore the second, because it’s the smallest favor I can do myelf.

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7 Responses to “R is for Reading”

  1. --Debon 17 Sep 2008 at 6:35 pm 1

    LOVE the picture! And, oh yeah, I so hear you about the reading thing!

  2. gayleon 18 Sep 2008 at 7:53 am 2

    What a wonderful picture!
    And you can never have enough books…

  3. Teyanion 18 Sep 2008 at 12:32 pm 3

    what a fabulous R post!
    (I’m a book hound too)

  4. Teyanion 18 Sep 2008 at 12:33 pm 4

    what a fabulous R post!
    (I’m a book hound too)

  5. kon 18 Sep 2008 at 5:48 pm 5

    Is that Amphigorey?

  6. Broganon 19 Sep 2008 at 1:04 pm 6

    LOL… One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!!!

    GREAT BOOK!!! I still have mine…

  7. avocadoinparadiseon 30 Sep 2008 at 10:00 pm 7

    Great picture & story describing the circumstances. 🙂

    Does it bother you not knowing what books you’ve read? I actually started a list back in junior high and have updated it since every time I finish a book. It’s great to look through now, almost like a journal. Starts with the Red Pony. 🙂

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