Montaigne in Reading in Bed

“The Commerce of Reading” by Michel de Montaigne

“To divert myself from a troublesome fancy ’tis but to run to my books…”

“it delivers me at all hours from company that I dislike”

“I never travel without books, either in peace or war; and yet I sometimes pass over several days, and sometimes months, wihtout looking at them…” (Okay, not reading at all I don’t do, but I do gather books and not read them immediately.)