Do you dream about books?

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Occasionally, I do dream about books.  Since they are such an integral part of my life, I suppose this is only natural.  They are one of the great loves of my life!  Last year a dear friend gave me a book she found in a secondhand shop titled Your Horoscope and Your Dreams.  I hadn’t paid much attention to the book, since I ususally don’t put much store in horoscopes or dream interpretation.  However, in December of this past year something interesting happened.  I had a dream that I was fishing and caught a fish.  According to the dream interpretation book I had been given, this dream “is a forerunner of illness.”  I was very ill for almost two months with acute bronchitis.  Interesting!

Well, what do dreams about books mean you ask?  Here goes:  To dream of books and reading denotes pleasant days and honor and riches if you study them.  For an author to dream of his own manuscript going to press means caution; he will encounter difficulties in placing it before the public.  To see children at their books predicts harmony and good behavior among young people. To dream of old books is a warning to avoid the appearance of evil.

Wait there is more!  To dream of a bookcase is a sign that you will apply yourself diligently both to your work and recreation.  To see an empty bookcase presages loss of position due to lack of educationBook ends in a dream predict the accomplishment of a favorite project.  If you dream of using a bookmark, you will keep an appointment that will be of benefit to you.  A book plate is an augury that you will lose caste through selfishness if you dream of pasting a book plate that will be of benefit to you.

If you dream that you are a bookseller you will have friends that are both intellectual and agreeable.  It is considered lucky to dream of talking with a bookseller.  According to Your Horoscope and Your Dreams, if you visit a bookstore in your dream, you will become a writer, but your literary attempts will interfere with your regular work and pleasure.

Finally, for someone to call you a bookworm in a dream is a presage of quite happy hours.  Loss of money is predicted if you use the name for somebody else.

I hope you find this information as interesting as I do!  I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the dream interpretations, other than to offer my anecdote about the fishing dream.   Well, I think it is time for a nap….

Book Details:  Published by Franconia Publishing Co., Inc. (1971), 768 pages, ASIN:  B000OGOUTM.

Book Review: Climbing the Seven Summits

The Booklover’s Rating:

Climbing the Seven Summits is amazing.  Written by professional climber Mike Hamill, this book is a comprehensive guide to planning an expedition and what to expect once you are at your destination.  Each of the Seven Summits — the highest peak on each continent — is covered individually.  For each mountain you’ll learn about: documents and immunizations, expedition costs, training, guiding options, climbing styles, best seasons, essential gear, day-by-day itineraries, summit routes, maps showing approaches and camps, regional natural history, cultural notes, and even post-climb activities like going on safari in Africa or wine-touring in South America.

Now I need to make clear that I am not a climber and probably never will be.  Although with this book, I could make my dream of climbing Kilimanjaro a reality.  My point though is this — don’t let that stop you from enjoying this book.  If you want to live vicariously, this is a great way to do it!  Throughout the book you’ll also find helpful and inspiring stories from the likes of Conrad Anker, Vern Tejas, Damien Gildea, Eric Simonson, and other famed climbers. Special insider tips from Hamill, based on his years of experience, as well as full-color photographs of each peak round out this collectible guidebook — and it is collectible.  This is definitely a book you want to own and not check out from your local library.    

There is  a bonus with this amazing guide as well — because there remains some controversy about whether Kosciuszko in Australia or Carstenz Pyramid on the island of New Guinea is the seventh summit this guide to the Seven Summits actually covers eight mountains!  Aconcagua, Denali,  Elbrus, Everest, Kilimanjaro, Kosciuszko, and Vinson are all yours for the reading.

Book Details:  Published by Mountaineers Books (May 4, 2012), 352 pages, ISBN: 1594856486.