Wednesday, April 4, 2012

This I understand..............

     "I'm pretty sure of my facts here.  And if I could only put my hands on the book, I could be absolutely sure.  But is it shelved under U for Utz, or perhaps C for Chatwin?  Or is it in the unsorted pile on top of the radiator?  Or the heap of volumes that migrated from the living room to the dining room?  I am certain that I didn't lend it to anyone:  I am utterly miserly about letting any of my books out of my sight.  Yet my books don't seem to reciprocate by remaining within view, let alone within easy reach."
-Christopher Hitchens, as excerpted from his essay 
Prisoner of Shelves, which is part of his book, Arguably.

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