Monday, December 11, 2017

Underappreciated Volumes

Monday, December 11, 2017


"I thought the job would kill me with boredom, and for a while it nearly did, but over time I came to like it: the smell of old paper and the taste of the dust, the deep hush of the place, a sanctuary of silence broken only by the squeaking wheels of my cart, and discovering that nobody had checked it out since 1936. A twinge of anthrophomorphic sympathy for these underappreciated volumes often inspired me to read a page or two, so that they might feel wanted."

~ Justin Cronin, The City of Mirrors, 2016

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