Being a book-nut isn’t always easy. Other people don’t always understand why we’d rather have a new bookshelf than a new necklace. They think we’re weird when we cry over things that never happened. Or when we’d rather read than go to a party. Or watch tv. Or sleep.
Or why we want to talk about fictional people, hash over imaginary events, ask endlessly what you thought the ending “really meant.” Eyes glaze. Topics get changed. People make sudden right turns when they see us coming. 🙂
But when we meet a person who does understand, it’s as if, after wandering alone in a foreign country, we’ve finally run into someone from home. Someone who speaks our language. Instant friends.
That’s what Jaunty Quills has been to me: a place where everyone was an instant friend. A safe place to let the book-nut in me run free.
I’ll miss that a lot.
So I wanted to use this last blog to thank you for being here to share our lives, and to share yours with us a little, too. I have lists all over my desk of great ideas you’ve offered when I asked for help, and I have a heart full of warm memories of the kind words you gave when times were tough.
Of all the gifts I’ve received from books through the years, book friends are by far the greatest. Thank you so much. I hope we’ll stay in touch. You can find me on Facebook and Twitter, or email me any time at KOBrien@aol.com.
Till then, happy reading! <3