See! Sometimes I am only half kidding!
I’ve run across an absorbing, only half-kidding post in the genre of how book collecting can take over one’s life in increments, via a serendipitous Tweet from Jonathan Kearns at BiblioDeviant .
“Collecting Golf Books” is worth reading by anyone who has ever reflected on how gentle was the lure that pulled them into the depths of obsession. The post departs from the blog’s usual focus on golf books to dwell on “the nature of books, collecting and the civility of a good library.” The writer continues:
” In 2010 Amazon sold 143 e-books for every 100 hardcover books. While the Kindle, Nook and iPad have certainly helped book sales and turned a lot of people onto reading more, there is still something special about the real thing.”
My serious booklings can relate to this confession:
“You mentally tell yourself to set a budget. But time and time again…
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