- I’m jealous of Alberto Manguel’s 30,000 volume library.
I have dozens of very bad books that I donâ€™t throw away in case I ever need an example of a book I think is bad. The only book I ever banished from my library was Bret Easton Ellisâ€™s â€œAmerican Psycho,â€ which I felt infected the shelves with its prurient descriptions of deliberately inflicted pain. I put it in the garbage; I didnâ€™t give it to anyone because I wouldnâ€™t give away a book I wasnâ€™t fond of.
- Look at this hilarious makeover of the bible. It’s girly! (Thanks VQR for the link!)
- Why are British book jackets often so much better than the North American? They’ve created a centenary set of the entire James Bond collection. I’m not sure if they’re available here in the states. We just get these pulp covers for now.