Tuesday, October 26, 2004

The gentle madness of the bibliophile

It's not so hard to spend more on books than on food:

There are at least 700 books in my English department office. There are another 200 stashed in filing cabinets in the hallway. In my home office I estimate there are more than 2,000 on the shelves and another 300 in a pile on the floor. There are about 400 books on cooking and gardening in the kitchen. And, finally, there are about 50 books on a shelf next to my bed.

Is that all?

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