Thursday, December 15, 2011

I too soon discovered a that one doesn't simply read Crime and Punishment or A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. One reads a certain edition, a specific copy, recognizable by the roughness or smoothness of it's paper, by its scent, by a slight tear on page 72 and a coffee ring on the right hand corner of the back cover.
~Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading


laughingwolf said...

horsewhip that slob of a book ruiner! GRRRRRRR

Trish said...

What?! No! Those are signs of a book having been loved hard. I feel very affectionate towards my stained and dog-eared books.