books

polyarchivist April 30, 2014

And Yet the Books | Czesław Miłosz And yet the books will be there on the shelves, separate beings, That appeared once, still wet As shining chestnuts under a tree in autumn, And touched, coddled, began to live In spite of fires on the horizon, castles blown up, Tribes on the march, planets in motion. […]

polyarchivist May 24, 2013

“The buying of more books than one can perchance read is nothing less than the soulreaching toward infinity, and this passion is the only thing that raises us above the beasts that perish.” — A. Edward Newton (1863-1940) … It occurred to me earlier today that I haven’t sold any books, CDs, or DVDs on […]

polyarchivist April 9, 2013

“The truth is, everyone likes to look down on someone. If your favorites are all avant-garde writers who throw in Sanskrit and German, you can look down on everyone. If your favorites are all Oprah Book Club books, you can at least look down on mystery readers. Mystery readers have sci-fi readers. Sci-fi can look […]

polyarchivist June 28, 2008

01. Look at the list and bold those you have read.02. Italicise those you intend to read03. Underline the books you LOVE.04. Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who’ve only read 6 and force books upon them. 001 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen002 The […]