Saturday, May 24, 2008

When bookworms wed

…they put their books together, separate all the duplicates, and give them away as souvenirs during their wedding, which they hold in a library.

That's what two friends did when they got married last week. And the wedding really was in a library, though a specialized and, therefore, very pretty library. They let their guests choose which titles to bring home, so for half an hour, their bookworm friends were too busy browsing to talk or eat. And since they had more books than guests, everyone got to bring home more than one (I saw several with five books each!).

I got two books: Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses," which I didn't read when it was the talk of the town so many years back, and Margaret Atwood's "Oryx and Crake," which my husband assures me I am going to like. I haven't read anything by Atwood yet, so I hope he's right. He just handed me another Atwood book last night, in fact—yet another to add to my tottering towers.

Each book had a special bookmark—a more personalized souvenir of the occasion—with their names and the date of the wedding. The monogram that you see in the picture is a combination of their initials, P and S.

Here's to a beautiful life of loving and reading together, you two! Congratulations!


craig said...

Sounds like a great idea! My wife and I have a large collection of books, but two very different tastes! I have a large collection growing of books to be read, 11 to be precise.

Hilda said...

I think mine's enough to cover 6 years of reading—and it's still growing!

M.KATE said...

I do wish I have more time reading because I love it and when I start, it's hard to stop.

The other photo-blog is wonderful, love all the pictures.