“While we read a novel, we are insane—bonkers. We believe in the existence of people who aren’t there, we hear their voices… Sanity returns (in most cases) when the book is closed.” —Ursula K. Le Guin (via literarylust)
There is no such thing as a "quick trip" to the bookstore.
There is when you wear blinders.
I’ve literally had The Boyfriend follow me in with his hands on either side of my face to keep me focused on what I went in for.