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Italo Calvino
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- Books You Haven't Read
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- Books That Fill You with Sudden, Inexplicable Curiosity, Not Easily Justified
- Books Read Long Ago Which It's Now Time to Re-read
- Books You've Always Pretended to Have Read and Now It's Time to Sit Down and Really Read Them”
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“Coming at us like this--in waves, massed and unbreachable--knowledge becomes symbolic of our disempowerment--becomes bad knowledge--so we deny it, riding its crest until it subsides from consciousness... "Ignorance." In this root sense, ignorance is an act of will, a choice that one makes over and over again, especially when information overwhelms and knowledge has become synonymous with impotence... If we can't act on knowledge, then we can't survive without ignorance... Ignorance becomes empowering because it enables people to live. Stupidity becomes proactive, a political statement.”
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Scribble Orca Happy New Year, Simon - all the best for 2014!

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Simon Scribble wrote: "Actually, neither, but that's neither here nor there :D. Thank you for the friending, Simon."

I puzzled over whether you were asking about your favorite authors, or mine. I plumped for mine, against the plain sense of the question, on the grounds that I couldn't possibly be expected to know yours!

Scribble Orca Actually, neither, but that's neither here nor there :D. Thank you for the friending, Simon.

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Simon You're very welcome. Glad they arrived safely, and hope you enjoy them. I look forward to any reviews of them you might write.

Maureen i got them today! hurray, hurray! THANK YOU SO MUCH. :) i am now going to post a status update where i publicly thank you. :)

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Simon I sent the books in two packages, so perhaps both of those slips will lead you to more Cabell!

Maureen hello simon! i got two package slips in the mail today and i'm guessing one of them means that i am about to receive the bounty of acidic 70s paperbacks! SO EXCITED! and what marvellous timing too-- just as i almost ready to take the silver stallion out of my purse! :)

will be back to confirm when they are in my grubby little paws but here's an advanced thanks! and hurray! :)


Cheryl Thanks alot for accepting my friend request! Now on to your TBR list and thoughts about books...excuse me please...

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Kris Thanks so much for the friend request, Simon! I agree -- being friends is both simpler and more satisfying than simply following. :)

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