Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pest House

Though once a keen reader herself, particularly when she was younger, she always thought of library books as grubby and with a potential for infection - not intellectual infection either. Lurking among the municipally owned pages might be the germs of TB or scarlet fever, so one must never be seen to peer at a library book too closely or lick your finger before turning over still less read such a book in bed.

-- Alan Bennett in the LRB discussing his mother and public libraries

My friend Ed sent me this link yesterday. All of these disparate matters congeal however briefly in the people we become.

I finished two books by Iain Sinclair today.


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