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The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
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Jul 21, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012, nonfiction
Read in July, 2012

Hornby is utterly honest and unpretentious when it comes to appraising both his varying abilities to read the books he has bought (in general, purchased books far outpace the read ones, of course) and the books he's actually read.

I love this: "all the books we own, both read and unread, are the fullest expression of self we have at our disposal." That's the best nod to cognitive dissonance I've heard in some time. (Oh yes, I do intend to read those biographies of Rilke and Woolf on my shelf some day...)
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John I love all of these collections. There's a new one coming out later this year, also.

Shirley Yeah, I see that both you and Stace have been reading them! I'll definitely have to check out later installments.

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