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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

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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