Rueful Bookish Quote du Jour

“Reduced to cardboard boxes sealed with packing tape, a transformation that lends books the inert heft of concrete blocks, one’s library suddenly appears too, too solid and yet, enticingly disposable. Why lug around all this stuff? Except for house and car, I own nothing else so heavy. My books by many factors outweigh my refrigerator. Made anonymous by boxing, books might serve as building material, weaponry or landfill fodder.”

– Patrick Kurp, excerpted from an 11/3/12 posting to Anecdotal Evidence

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