A Poem By KatieSara // 12/19/2008

I'm staring at the shelf

Not sure what to choose

A familiar tale I've read before?

Or something altogether new?

Shall I laugh and cry with the characters I know,

Friends I've always loved?

Or should I embark on an unknown path

And embrace whatever comes?

I grab the new book, ready to sail

On a strange and unexplored sea.

Ready to make new acquaintances

With every chapter I read.

I sit down in my favorite chair

I can smell the fresh, unturned pages.

I read the first words, I'm already there,

The scene unfolds before me

And as I become enveloped by fancy

I'm lost to the world

Deep in another,

No one can reach me...


You captured the adventure

You captured the adventure of reading a book wonderfully. I especially like the first lines, since I know that staring-at-the-shelf dilemma very well.

“Fairy Tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” - G.K. Chesterton

Delaney | Fri, 12/19/2008

“Fairy Tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” - G.K. Chesterton

Welcome to ApricotPie! I

Welcome to ApricotPie!

I love this poem; it captures the wonder of what-to-read-next perfectly. I go through that a lot. :)
"I've got a jar of dirt!" -Jack Sparrow

Clare Marie | Sat, 12/20/2008

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]


Great poem! It's just how I feel, too. I love how books all smell different. And I also love how you said the characters were friends you've always loved. I feel that way with my very favorite books, too.

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"Do you know why swallows build their nests in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories."
--Peter Pan

Hannah W. | Sat, 12/20/2008


I'm glad ya'll like it!
Hannah W.- Yes, I don't know what I'd do without Anne Shirley/Blythe, the Pevensies, etc....:)
*Merry Christmas!*
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen rules!

KatieSara | Sat, 12/20/2008


"Are all humans like this? So much bigger on the inside?"

That was

That was perfect.
"The world will likely end tomorrow - unless postponed for rain." -Tamerah (on her blog)

Anna | Sat, 12/20/2008

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

This is awesome, welcome to

This is awesome, welcome to AP!
I don't know what life would be like without Harry, Ron and Hermione, and many other characters of other books!!!

"Every recording studio needs a rubber chicken." -Joe Jonas

"My red hair gives me superpowers!"-some person's t-shirt

E | Sun, 12/21/2008

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

wow!! nice job yo!

wow!! nice job yo!

KatieMarie | Fri, 12/26/2008

"Because After All, A Person's a Person, no matter how small." -Dr.Seuss

"It's twisted, messed up. And the more I think abouti t, it's crazy, but so what?" -Carrie Underwood

And they lived happily

Good job!

good job.. absluetly perfict. thank you for welcoming me to  A P


Kassady | Wed, 03/03/2010

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
Write On!