My dad was an avid reader even though he’d left school in the sixth grade. I have no idea where he got all of those books, but I could pick any book anytime to read, and I ingested poetry.
I, too, have a room full of books, all sorts of books. Once or twice my husband has suggested that we might have too many volumes on our many shelves, and I cringed and I was like “no way!”
And then one day it hit me; my favorite cozy blanket is a room full of books. I suppose that they are my security blanket, for without them a room is just a room no matter its use, its size or its decor.
Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman statesman, orator, lawyer and philosopher, who lived between 106 BC and 43 BC, had a profound influence on Prose, the Latin language, and later European languages.
It was Cicero who said that, “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” I heartily agree, and I am delighted that such a man as Cicero so eloquently and succinctly spoke my very thoughts.