You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with...– Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (via libraryland)
Why We Need Books
“Many books are screwy, a great many are dull, some are irredeemable, and there are way too many of them, probably, in the world. I hate all the fetishistic twaddle about books promoted by the chain stores and the book clubs, which make books seem as cozy and unthreatening as teacups, instead of the often disputatious and sometimes frightening things they are. I recognize that we now have...