September 3, 2013
Would I go to the library if there were a good one in my neighborhood? Probably--but I'm not so sure. When I was young I read in great shelf-emptying gulps, thereby accumulating the intellectual capital off which I've been living for the past quarter-century. Now I read far more selectively, concentrating on new titles, though I also re-read books habitually. I operate on the principle that any book worth reading more than twice is a book worth owning, and my shelves reflect that belief. I'm sure that the Web has cut down considerably on my library-related needs, but it may also be that libraries simply don't have as much to offer me as they used to....
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Posted September 3, 2013 12:00 AM