… how much fatter a book gets when you’ve read it several times?”
Mo had said when, on Meggie’s last birthday, they were looking at all her dear old books again,
“As if something was left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells… And then, when you look at the book again, many years later, you find yourself there too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower… Both strange and familiar.”
A different Meggie had read that book, very different. And there she would stay between its pages, preserved as a momento.
Quoted from Inkspell, the second book of the Inkheart Trilogy, written by Cornelia Funke.