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Mike Briggs (author Patricia Briggs' husband) blogs about the dangers of books - looks familiar?

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1jjmcgaffey
Edited: Jan 15, 2013, 11:30am Top

http://www.hurog.com/

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...

2Ameise1
Jan 15, 2013, 11:38am Top

Thanks for sharing this, there's so much truth in it. ;-)

3saltmanz
Jan 15, 2013, 12:04pm Top

Those poor books!

4drneutron
Jan 15, 2013, 1:41pm Top

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.

Freakin' brilliant!

5staffordcastle
Jan 17, 2013, 2:28am Top

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?

6Booksloth
Jan 17, 2013, 6:22am Top

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!

7anglemark
Jan 17, 2013, 6:37am Top

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.

8Booksloth
Jan 17, 2013, 9:40am Top

#7 Eek, you caught me out. Off to hide behind my TBR mountain.

9anglemark
Jan 17, 2013, 9:48am Top

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...

10nhlsecord
Jan 17, 2013, 1:53pm Top

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.

11anglemark
Jan 17, 2013, 2:25pm Top

You mean I should write a script to do my reading for me?

12brightcopy
Edited: Jan 17, 2013, 5:54pm Top

It should probably be mentioned that MikeBriggs is also a long-time member of LT and poster to Talk.

13jjmcgaffey
Jan 17, 2013, 6:39pm Top

Ah, missed that. I just caught the post on Twitter...

14nhlsecord
Jan 17, 2013, 7:02pm Top

See anglemark, I told you they get creative :)

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