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Lisa
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Self-absorbed documentation of my books, however, is a different story.

Too much stuff, that's what I have. Which means that if I own it, I probably either like it or haven't yet read it. So a rating of a mere three stars is meant to convey that it's a perfectly good book, worth reading. Four stars are for books I find amazing, that really opened up my mind or captured something exquisite. And 4.5-5 stars mean that a book is shamelessly beloved or was deeply formative and essential to my happiness. It doesn't mean I think it's great literature, since I'd say To the Lighthouse and The Monster at the end of this Book are both fives, but they're clearly very different kinds of accomplishments.

As a decade-long bookstore lackey, I checked out many, many books, often brand new releases. Since those had a time limit, that's what I read. But you can't work in a bookstore and not hand a chunk of your paycheck right back every week, so now I own a lot of books that will be enjoyed when their time is right.
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I can only spend so much time in self-absorbed documentation of my life.
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