Trust and Books

Our local, independent bookshop gives out bookmarks with quotes whenever you make a purchase at the shop. It really is a lovely treat to see what quote is on the bookmark as we walk back home with our books. This quote was on one of the bookmarks we got from the shop and I think it is just wonderful advice.

"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." Lemony Snicket

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” Lemony Snicket

Books say a lot about our tastes and interests, especially if we end up discussing them with someone we meet in a bookshop, on the train, or in the waiting room. I love talking about books with people and hearing about what they’re reading. I also like the advice to always bring a book with you. My bag is usually full of books (a hazard of working in a library) and I always have one or two that I’m studying, or devouring, depending on the subject and genre. And I do wonder what people do when they’ve not brought a book with them. Spend more time staring at their phone, I suppose. (I always hope they’re reading a book on their phone, too, but again that is probably my library work talking.)

So as you go about your day and week, take a moment to ask someone about the book they’re currently reading. We put our trust in books to teach us, to entertain us, to enlighten us, and to amaze us. Why wouldn’t we also trust or not depending on if someone has a book?  Remember, never trust them if they’ve not brought a book. Would Lemony Snicket ever steer you wrong? 😉

Hope you have a lovely day. 🙂