BOOKSTORES, VALUE AND SCARCITY

Jeff Deutsch:
Value increases with scarcity. But scarcity can also result from our undervaluing something of great value.

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FROM THE TBR PILE TO THE NTBR PILE

For the last six months or so, I’ve been more strategic than I was before not only about deciding which books I want to read but also about reading them.

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FINDING A WRITING TOPIC

I expect to receive a book in the mail tomorrow. It’s a used copy of After Montaigne, a collection of essays by contemporary writers, each of whom takes as inspiration one of Montaigne’s essays and writes something on the theme of that essay.

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READING PLAN: DECEMBER 2023 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2024

Another quarter; another reading plan. (Cf. 2023 Books of Summer and Reading Plan: September through November 2023.

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SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER READING

I’ve been a bit slow to write about my reading for the three month period ending in November (Reading Plan: September through November 2023); I’m finally getting to that now.

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TO DIE IS TO PASS INTO FICTION

Hilary Mantel:
As soon as we die, we enter into fiction. Just ask two different family members to tell you about someone recently gone and you will see what I mean.

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