Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 11:00 pm (Updated: June 23, 11:59 pm)
Faithful readers know by now that the old curmudgeon loves reading, especially older books.
The other day we picked up a volume that had resided peacefully on our shelf for close to a quarter of a century, the exact time it is hard to state with certainty.
It was published in 1972, but we did not acquire it for some little time, possibly 10 to 15 years. We do this quite often, buying a book that looks interesting, which we for some reason cannot read just at the time of purchase, but which we think we may at some time get around to reading.
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