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  • Starting a new book is a risk, just like falling in love. You have to commit to it. You open the pages knowing a little bit about it maybe, from the back or from a blurb1 on the front. But who knows, right? Those bits and pieces aren’t always right.


    Sometimes people advertise themselves as one thing and then when you get deep into it you realize that they’re something completely different. Either there was some good marketing2 attached to a terrible book, or the story was only explained in a superficial3 way and once you reach the middle of the book, you realize there’s so much more to this book than anyone could have ever told you.



    You start off slow. The story is beginning to unfold. You’re unsure. It’s a big commitment lugging4 this tome around. Maybe this book won’t be that great but you’ll feel guilty about putting it down. Maybe it’ll be so awful you’ll keep hate-reading or just set it down immediately and never pick it up again. Or maybe you’ll come back to it some night, drunk or lonely — needing something to fill the time, but it won’t be any better than it was when you first started reading it.


    Maybe you’re worn out. You’ve read tons of books before. Some were just light weights on a Kindle5 or Nook, no big deal really. Others were Infinite6 Jest-style burdens, heavy on your back or in your purse. Weighing you down all the time. Maybe you’ve taken some time off from reading because the last few books you read just weren’t worth it. Do they even write new, great works of literature anymore? Maybe that time you fell in love with a book before will just never happen for you again. Maybe it’s a once in a lifetime feeling and you’re never gonna find it again.


    Or something exciting could happen. Maybe this will become your new favorite book. That’s always a possibility right? That’s the beauty of risk. The reward could actually be worth it. You invest your time and your brain power in the words and what you get back is empathy and a new understanding and pure wonder.


    How could someone possibly know you like this? Some stranger, some author, some character. It’s like they’re seeing inside your soul. This book existed inside some book store, on a shelf, maybe handled by other people and really it was just waiting for you pick it up and crack the spine7. It was waiting to speak to you. To say, “You are not alone.”


    You just want more of the story. You want to keep reading, maybe everything this author’s ever written. You wish it would never end. The closer it gets to the smaller side of the pages, the slower you read, wanting to savor8 it all. This book is now one of your favorites forever. You will always wish you could go back to never having read it and pick it up fresh again, but also you know you’re better for having this close, inside you, covering your heart and mind.


    Once you get in deep enough, you know you could never put this book down.


     6级    双语 
     单词标签: blurb  marketing  superficial  lugging  kindle  infinite  spine  savor 


    1 blurb [blɜ:b] utezD   第11级
    • This book fails to give what the blurb describes. 这本书不像该书护封上所描绘的那样好。
    • In the blurb I couldn't see anything about thinking at all. 在这本书的简介中,我根本找不到任何有关思想的东西。
    2 marketing [ˈmɑ:kɪtɪŋ] Boez7e   第8级
    • They are developing marketing network. 他们正在发展销售网络。
    • He often goes marketing. 他经常去市场做生意。
    3 superficial [ˌsu:pəˈfɪʃl] bHrzi   第6级
    • He has a superficial knowledge of this subject. 他对这门学科略知皮毛。
    • A superficial injury is not serious. 表面的伤不太严重。
    4 lugging ['lʌɡɪŋ] cce6bbbcf49c333a48fe60698d0047ab   第10级
    • I would smile when I saw him lugging his golf bags into the office. 看到他把高尔夫球袋拖进办公室,我就笑一笑。 来自辞典例句
    • As a general guide, S$1 should be adequate for baggage-lugging service. 一般的准则是,如有人帮你搬运行李,给一新元就够了。 来自互联网
    5 kindle [ˈkɪndl] n2Gxu   第9级
    • This wood is too wet to kindle. 这木柴太湿点不着。
    • A small spark was enough to kindle Lily's imagination. 一星光花足以点燃莉丽的全部想象力。
    6 infinite [ˈɪnfɪnət] zbvz9   第6级
    • The universe seems infinite. 宇宙似乎是无限的。
    • The war brought infinite harm to the nation. 战争给这个国家带来了无穷的灾难。
    7 spine [spaɪn] lFQzT   第7级
    • He broke his spine in a fall from a horse. 他从马上跌下摔断了脊梁骨。
    • His spine developed a slight curve. 他的脊柱有点弯曲。
    8 savor ['seɪvə] bCizT   第9级
    • The soup has a savor of onion. 这汤有洋葱味。
    • His humorous remarks added a savor to our conversation. 他幽默的话语给谈话增添了风趣。

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