Introduction

Philip.Belben at powertech.co.uk Philip.Belben at powertech.co.uk
Mon Dec 13 04:59:43 EST 1999





Elise, quoting Tarja:

>> the book-devouring stage when I was carrying home piles of books from the
>> library."
>>
>    Wait, that's just a stage?  :)

Yes, that's just a stage.  At this stage, your reading of library books is
limited by your own reading speed.

The stage ends when you've read everything the library has that you like.  Your
reading of library books will then be limited by the library's acquisitions
budget...

Characteristic of the second stage is of course carrying home piles of books
from book shops, charity shops (thrift stores in the US I think), market stalls,
etc.

I am now buying so many secondhand books - there is a really good bookshop in
Leicester that specialises in secondhand fantasy and SF, not to mention another
fantasy shop in Leicester, a really good secondhand bookshop in Loughborough,
and several charity shops and a market stall on my weekly shopping trip - that I
have difficulty keeping up with reading them.  Result, I almost never now visit
the library - this must be the third stage?

I also have difficulty storing the books....

Philip.





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