A Fun Little Quote on Reading Books… From a Book

The following is a quote I came across this morning, while reading East of Eden.


And the books that came into the house – well, Samuel rode lightly on top of a book and he balanced happily among the ideas the way a man rides white rapids in a canoe. But Tom got into a book, crawled and groveled between the covers, tunneled like a mole among the thoughts, and came up with the book all over his face and hands.

East of Eden is such a wonderful, rich book that I highly doubt anything else I read this year will come close.