If you've followed RobAroundBooks for long enough then you'll know I always use the analogy that every book is a journey. There's a starting point and there's a finishing point, and in between is the 'voyage' itself. I like to think of my reading journal as a written account of that voyage; a shared intimate record of everything I read.
***For lonely people, rain is a chance to be touched - Simon Van Booy.
***In her book, Howard's End is on the Landing, Susan Hill states that 'a book which is left on the shelf is a dead thing but also a chrysalis, an inanimate object packed with the potential to bust into life.' What a wonderful way to look at it. Reminds of a similar thing that Alberto Manguel said in his book, A Reading Diary - 'This morning I looked at the books on my shelves and thought that they have no knowledge of my existence. They come to life because I open them and turn their pages, and yet they don't know that I am their reader.'