Downtown and Midtown Re: [OT] Hotel suggestions for downtown London
cos at indeterminate.net
Fri May 4 19:49:16 BST 2007
On Fri, 4 May 2007, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 02:07:43PM +0000, Caroline Yates wrote:
> > Any advice on how I can explain to someone that books should live in
> > bookcases, preferably in every room of the house, not in "storage,
> > because you've already read them" ?
> I'm confused. That position isn't logical. Why spend money storing them,
> if that someone isn't going to read them again. Why not sell them?
> [or is that a dangerous idea that should not be suggested to the someone]
The idea is very dangerous. It suggests that books should be read only
once, and not read or referred to again. While it might be appropriate to
'weed' books that have fallen out of favor, why would you get rid of books
that you like (barring extreme financial difficulties)?
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