new worlds

there’s nothing like discovering a new book

(nothing, I say)

nothing like opening the cover and hearing that satisfying crackle of the spine

nothing like breathing in the scent of bookstores and libraries,

like feeling the stiffness of not-yet-broken in pages

there’s nothing like discovering a new book

because nothing can compare to the feeling

that you are Christopher Columbus coming across a new country

getting to know its inhabitants

making a home for yourself

and settling in

there’s nothing like discovering a new book

nothing in the whole wide world -

because we’re all adventurers, you see

and each new book is just an adventure waiting to unfold

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