Yesterday, while I was at the library, I finished rereading one of my favorite books, The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan. This is the same author that I quoted in one of my notes for you. The Lover’s Dictionary is his only book for adults at the moment. I’m never really in the mood to ever reread because my to-read pile is just daunting. So the other night, when I felt like rereading The Lover’s Dictionary, I got to it straight away.
I am quite anal about writing in books. I don’t do it. But The Lover’s Dictionary is one of those books that needs to be marked. When I read it, I literally keep a pad of post-its right next to me. Reading it for the second time was a completely different experience. I only had five post-it flags when I read it the first time. The second time around, I probably flagged twice or three times the amount. There were just so many passages that reminded me of you.
It was hard for me to read The Lover’s Dictionary straight through because I just wanted to stop at the end of a passage and daydream.
The Lover’s Dictionary is a book told in definitions. Basically, David Levithan is trying to make a point that in a way, every word in the dictionary has something to do with love.
This was one of the words that reminded me of you: