Lemony Snicket

“The burning of a book is a sad, sad sight, for even though a book is nothing but ink and paper, it feels as if the ideas contained in the book are disappearing as the pages turn to ashes and the cover and binding--which is the term for the stitching and glue that holds the pages together--blacken and curl as the flames do their wicked work. When someone is burning a book, they are showing utter contempt for all of the thinking that produced its ideas, all of the labor that went into its words and sentences, and all of the trouble that befell the author . . .”


Lemony Snicket, The Penultimate Peril
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The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #12) The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket
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