I covet diary/journals/notebooks–unique, handmade ones the most–with a love that isn’t sensible. Especially considering how many I have, piled up in drawers. But they’re so pretty…

Do you have any usable items (like pens, blank books, cups) that you have a collection bigger than you can actually use?

Seduction in Pages

When I run my fingers across the smooth

supple lines of your covers

I’m entranced

Embossed, painted, locked, gilded

ribbon bookmark, carved, sculpted, elastic band…

you draw my eye and my hand like a magnet

I can’t escape the charms of your strong spine

beautiful blank, lined pages

the potential of you

Your enticing wrapping for the words

that may bloom along those pristine lines

draws me every time

no matter how many others languish

unsullied by ink or graphite

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

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