When I love a book, or start to feel I could love a book, I say I could eat it. I could lick the words right off the pages. I do actually get a physical urge to bite the book. Don’t worry, I don’t actually follow through with this urge, that would be wrong.
Anyway… I’m reading 11.22.63 by Stephen King and I’m getting that feeling, like I just wanna take a big chop out of it and chew the paper up into wood pulp and swallow. I kinda feel the same about music. I’ve just been listening to Linkin Park’s new album Living Things (like, constantly since I bought it) and I just feel like I could eat this music.
I imagine books would be rather crunchy. There’s nothing more satisfying then crunching down on something and mashing it between your teeth. Like So I imagine that when I eat a book it will be very crunchy. And I really do imagine myself sometimes just eating all the words out of the book I’m reading. I’m serious.
I’ve recently inherited a Kindle and the discovery that I can now buy books whilst sitting on the loo as well as reading them has somewhat smashed my book ban and I’ve kinda gone over to the point of madness. Yet, despite this I wonder if I’ll ever get this urge with an ebook. You can’t munch it, you can’t crunch it. I kinda imagine ereaders to be like biting into hard rubber – whereby your teeth leave a dent in it for a bit perhaps, but nothing really penetrates. Plus munching a Kindle or any other Ereader would involve shattering and splintering rather then that beaver-chomping-through-wood sound I imagine a paper book would sound like.
On a side note, I kinda imagine eating music to be like sucking up spaghetti.
When you love a book, what does it make you feel like doing?