As the shit-show wound down I continued reading and even had time to suggest a few titles that intrigued me.
I noticed that despite suggesting about 30 new titles each month I tend to read only about twenty percent in the short term. Although, who knows what I might discover if I went back to 2011 or whenever I started making daily recommendations? But let’s not forget that my selections are for titles I hear or read about, not necessarily titles I have access to. Let’s face it, books cost money and I often have to make the difficult choice between a new book (digital) and calling Door Dash to get my sashimi delivered fresh.
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When I was a young man, the school I went to had a library .. not a media center. Actually, I like the name “media center;” “library” contains that ancient term “liber” which at least etymologically suggests books and is not expansive enough for all the modern media that can nowadays be found in libraries.
Twenty-five years ago my favorite public library was in an adjacent county but was well worth the annual fee I had to cover just to enjoy its advanced and diverse collections.
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Slam the door; turn the key; close the transom; roll the bureau in tight and stack the chairs on top. My on-hand reading is full and even with a strict yoghurt diet I’ll never outlast the shelves of books and the digital jungle of novels, short stories, poetry, and an essay or two or two thousand. I’m done. No more books.
Do you think the publishing houses will honor my demand?
Drat! What if I read on-line or in the Post or hear a recommendation on Twitter? Should I resign from all social media? Should I cancel the Post? Should I sell my computer? If I disappear will Apple Books survive me?
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