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My virtue is that I say what I think, my vice that what I think doesn't amount to much.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


"Early one autumn afternoon in pursuit of an elusive book on my shelves, I encountered dozens of others that I had never read, or forgotten I owned, or wanted to read for a second time. The discovery inspired me to embark on a year-long voyage through my books, forsaking new purchases in order to get to know my own collection again. A book which is left on a shelf for a decade is a dead thing, but it is also a chrysalis, packed with the potential to burst into new life. Wandering through her house that day, my eyes were opened to how much of that life was stored in my home, neglected for years." Susan Hill

I also have tens, if not hundreds, of unread books on my shelves. At times I can almost hear them crying out for attention. Book buying is an addiction of mine, albeit one of the more benign ones, and I question whether I could address it in cold turkey fashion. I'll have to buy this book to find out how she managed it :-)

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