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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Quote it Sat

Quote it Sat is a Weekly Event
hosted by Leslie at That Chick that Reads.



The difference between a person who appreciates books, even loves them, and a collector is not only degrees of affection, I realized. For the former, the bookshelf is a kind of memoir: there are my childhood books, my college books, my favorite novels, my inexplicable choices. Many matchmaking and social networking websites offer a place for members to list what they're reading for just this reason: books can reveal a lot about a person. But for the collector, the bookshelf is a reflection not just of what he has read, but profoundly who he is: "Ownership is the most intimate relationship that one can have to objects. Not that they can come alive in him; it is he who comes alive in them," wrote cultural critic Walter Benjamin.



pg 64, The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett

2 comments:

Leslie said...

omg! i feel the same way! great quote! I want to read this book sooo bad!

Jess said...

This is a great quote! I agree that what people read say a lot about the person!

My quote is up at Find the Time to Read

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