"No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance."
We are far apart ... we are separated by thousands of leagues (and an ocean or two), living incredibly fascinating lives in England, Delaware, Utah, California and etc.
But, we are united. United by common threads of humanity and decency; united by love and a desire to perfect the fine art of living; and, shining like a star, we are united by our love of all things literary.
And so it is that, on this slightly chilly December morn, I welcome you once again to what I hope will be a fresh new chapter in the lives of the Bibliophiles. Though the traditional time for resolutions remains somewhat distant, I'm resolving here to begin anew ... to do my part to pump new fire into this worthy (and thought provoking) cause.
Of course, I hope that the fire will also take advantage of our new medium. With blogging, we have all the wonders of the internet at our fingertips. We can include links to any fascinating site we can think of, including Quotidiana, a lovely free website where you can find essays by Charles Lamb, G.K. Chesterton, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
And just think of all the fun pictures we can include - like this one:
As Wilfred Peterson once said, "[a] man [or woman] practices the art of adventure when he [or she] breaks the chain of routine and renews his [or her] life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies, and adopting new viewpoints."
Welcome to our new home.