I’m adding this new feature to my blog, so that when I come across a quote that has made me smile or made me think, I will be able to share it. Most of the time, my quotes will be Canadian, in keeping with the main theme of my blog.
My first quote comes from a book I just read and reviewed, called The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman. I loved this book, and, this is one of my favourite quotes from it.
People kept their books, she thought, not because they were likely to read them again but because these objects contained the past – the texture of being oneself at a particular place, at a particular time, each volume a piece of one’s intellect, whether the work itself had been loved or despised or had induced a snooze on page forty.
Why do you hold on to books?