Quote of the Day: Bookman Lawrence Clark Powell on The Reading Life

“I read books the way a hound chases a hare – loping and spurting, twisting and turning, repeatedly distracted by the false scents which lie thick on the earth….If an author of a book I like mentions other books, I am apt to heed his word and go after them….I drift where the wind of my taste carries me, and if it results in my reading six or eight books at once, so much the better.”

 – Books in My Baggage, 1960

Wikipedia’s entry on Powell


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