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During these hard economic times, Mary Schmich had asked her readers what they absolutely wouldn't sell, and some of the answers are here. However, this one really trumped them all:
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And to end, there's this from Zahava Davidson: "As the child of an Auschwitz survivor who had to leave her home and was not allowed to bring any possessions, I have tried not to get too attached to objects, even though I own as many as most Americans. Although I love my books, once I have read them, they are mine, whether or not I possess them physically, and I try to maintain that spirit with regard to anything I own."
Isn't that a good way to think about reading? Once you've read a book, it becomes part of you.
 
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I feel this way about a lot of books . . . but I also like to re-read some of them over and over. I seldom buy books for myself, though, and just make use of the public library, unless I have the opportunity to get a book signed by the author, or in the case of picture books, by the illustrator. I consider those books some of my sweetest treasures.


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I seldom buy books for myself, though, and just make use of the public library

Annnnd, the public library makes use of you! Big Grin
(But they pay for your use)
 
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Annnnd, the public library makes use of you! Big Grin
(But they pay for your use)

Quite true.


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