Mike Briggs (author Patricia Briggs' husband) blogs about the dangers of books - looks familiar?
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This is on the front page, so it probably will go away at some point - not too soon, I don't think. Very funny, mostly because it's true...
Books, I postulate, must warp space-time in a non-Newtonian fashion, creating virtual wormholes to other books. How else could the few that I bring into the house multiply in such an astounding and alarming fashion? I begin to suspect that the secrets of mass and time and inter-dimensional travel are contained in books. Not in their pages, per se, but as an integral component of their construction.
LOL - I have long known that books alter the space-time continuum; how else is it that when I open a book for just five minutes, the next time I look at the clock it's at least a half to a whole hour later?
The bookshelves in our house, once filled with a few nick-knacks and a decorative smattering of books gradually, almost imperceptibly fill up.
Well, that's what they're for. What kind of idiot doesn't undertsand that book shelves are for books? Anyone who has room for nick-nacks doesn't deserve the title of 'reader'. Books are there to be read, not to be decorative!
I'd amend that to "books are there to offer you something to read". There is no way I could read all our books, and I refuse to stop buying books just because I can't read them all.
I've given up. There must be at least 500 books in our library that I really, really want to read, not to mention a couple of thousand that probably would be nice to read. My current pace is 40-45 a year. My TBR shelf holds about 25 books...
It's really good for a person to have more things to look forward to than they can possibly do in one lifetime. They get creative and they keep looking in the right direction.
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