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Brookhiser (or is it Bookhiser) on books

Rick Brookhiser discusses what may be the next I-Pod, the E-Book. He gets much of it write, er. right, I think, though he clearly doesn’t enjoying writing in his books as much as I do. And I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on some of the twenty books he gives away each month, "what with reviewer’s copies and other freebies."

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One of life’s greatest pleasures is walking into my study with a coffee or brandy and pouring over my pretties ranging on my shelves. I pull down a volume, open its dusty covers, and take in a deep breath smelling the book. I remember fondly which bookstore I bought it at by its smell and the day I bought it. I then read through some and jot some notes down in the margins while I sip my drink. It’s now de-flowered, though never finished with - I’ll come back to it in a day or in ten years. Can’t do that with a computer or some such hand-held device.

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