a fool and his books are soon parted.

I read, therefore I quote. I can’t help it. It’s what I do.

I checked out “Speaking of Books: The Best Things Ever Said About Books and Book Collecting” from my local library and it’s been a really GREAT read! I’ll be spending part of my Barnes and Noble birthday gift certificate from FirstHusband’s parents to obtain my very own copy. Because I’m a big ol’ bibliophile like that. Here’s one of my favorite quotes in the book:

The owner of a country house was showing some visitors over a superb library. “Do you ever lend books?” he was asked. “No,” he replied promptly, “only fools lend books.” Then, waving his hand to a many-shelved section filled with handsomely bound volumes, he added, “All those books once belonged to fools.”

Frank Hird, in the Times, March 7, 1928

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