Confirmed booklover Patrick Kurp, a prolific and articulate blogger, writes at Anecdotal Evidence:
“We live autobiographically through our books,…and we don’t feel the same way about our furniture or neckties. More than an aggregation of paper and ink, our books constitute a surrogate self; sculpted, not merely accreted, a whole reassuringly greater than its parts.”
Amen to that.
Read the rest of Patrick’s thoughtful reverie on the inevitable fate of every personal library.