Sunday, April 15, 2007

Some Reading Advice

From Sylvia at Classical Bookworm:

Reading Advice for Hypochondriacs

Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

—P.J. O'Rourke

After reading this it also occurred to me that after we die everyone will assume that we read everything on our shelves, so we should definitely keep buying all those books we want to read "some day"!

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This is apparently the literary corollary to your mother's admonition to always wear clean underwear in case you're in an accident.
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Isn't it wonderful that people think you've read every book on your bookshelf?

2 comments:

  1. That's pretty good advice! However given the reading material on our shelves, it would be clear that one people is quite deep and the other one is quite shallow. We have deep scholarly Biblical reading material and Sophie Kinsella novels (Shopaholic series!) You decide whose books are whose. =)

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