Why don’t you tell me something good?

We all know I’m addicted to reading, but I have to admit my addiction includes a lot of blogs–my friends’ blogs, music blogs, local blogs, other work-related blogs, news blogs, and of course, book blogs. I read these quotes today on {head}:sub/head and thought they merited repeating.

In So Many Books (which should be required reading for anyone thinking about publishing, Gabriel Zaid notes:

“If not a single book were published from this moment on, it would still take 250,000 years for us to acquaint ourselves with those books already written.”

“Maybe the measure of our reading should therefore be, not the number of books we’ve read, but the state in which they leave us. . . whether the street and the clouds and the existence of others mean anything to us; whether reading makes us, physically, more alive”

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2 Responses to Why don’t you tell me something good?

  1. elisa

    I love reading things about reading things. Like books about books. I am totally book obsessed lately! I am always afraid that my job is going to take that away, but so far it is just making it stronger!

  2. Ooh, I like that quote! I’ll have to look up that book.

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