But just because books are the sort of constant companions that won’t slam the door in your face or refuse to answer your text messages, doesn’t mean you don’t have to worry about demonstrating your love for them in concrete ways.
They still deserve to be appreciated, and if you want them to stick around for the long haul, try reminding them of your eternal dedication in one of the ways Gary Chapman coined in his book, The 5 Love Languages (which, as it turns out, are ideally suited to both human and human-book relationships):
(For more about the original book, which inspired this article, visit the bottom of this page.)
Almost two decades after he left her, old lovers are reunited back where it all started, but she’s got two small children and is recovering from a failed marriage. Is it worth trying again?
This sexy story pulls at all the right strings — above and below the belt.
Acts of Service
…Just me? Oh. Cool. I’m sure there are others, but I wouldn’t want to embarrass you, so I’ll just pretend to believe the lie while giving you one of those knowing winks.
In any case, obsessive readers know there are few things in this world that compare to the feeling of holding a book in one’s hands and marveling at the miracle of the dream within it, of absorbing the precision of the ink and the way the edges of the pages brush against the side of your thumb as you turn the page. I suppose you could read a book at arm’s length, without touching it at all, but I feel like that would get uncomfortable really quickly, and you’d probably need some sort of contraption for that feat that hasn’t been invented yet. Moving on…
Words of Affirmation
Like any of us, books enjoy receiving compliments, and many of them truly deserve one. Think of all the warm fuzzies you’re planting in a book’s heart when you gush about it, and know that the simple value of saying, “I loved it!” in affirming a book’s worth cannot be overstated.
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The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
Whilst our article provides a whimsical interpretation for our bookloving visitors, who visit our site, Dr Chapman’s books offers real strategies for those who want to work on their most valued relationship.
Highly recommended for booklovers and human-lovers, alike!
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