By Tom Raabe
During this tenth-anniversary variation of the much-loved Biblioholism: The Literary habit, writer Tom Raabe takes a funny examine the all-consuming love of books and has up to date the knowledge inside of via discussing the ever-mutating new E-landscape and its results on fellow biblioholics in every single place. have you woke up the morning after a book-buying spree and been not able to recollect what number volumes you got or how a lot you spent? have you been reprimanded or fired for examining at the activity? have you bought or rented extra dwelling house only for your books? in case you resolution "yes" to all or any of those questions, don't be concerned. you're not by myself. the entire restoration awaits you-just purchase yet another publication!
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C. C. Homer writes The Odyssey. " Sales brisk. Book publishing industry gains fresh legs. C. " Publishers, citing ruling credo of the day-that is, people want to read the same thing, only different-publish all fifty-three of them. C. The Odyssey reissued with full complement of Odyssey products-stationery, self-stick notes, gift books, calendars- to capitalize on primitive docudrama currently touring Asia Minor. ) Publishers unable to keep up with demand for Odyssey memorabilia. C. C. Leviticus reissued under title Eat Right or Die, but sales still sluggish, limited only to an ethnic corner of the market.
The culture of cuisine hits low-water mark during the Dark Ages. Pardon Me, Sir, Would You Hold Still While 1 Impale You on This Spike? and Other Tales from a Chivalric Age published. Chivalry wasn't dead in the Dark Ages-in fact, it was born then. There was a right way for everything; etiquette books popped up everywhere. Self-help books take a turn toward pessimism with Sisyphus Books' Tough People Never Last, But Tough Times Do; When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Tortured; and The One-Minute Executioner leading the charts.
I looked round me with amazement," Dibdin wrote. "I had never seen rooms, cupboards, passages, and corridors, so choked, so suffocated with books. Treble rows were here, double rows were there. . " 7 And that was in one of his eight repositories. But-and this is what muddies the waters-Heber also read his books. History shows him reading and studying right up until his death. So, what are we to make of it? If one man can possess two hundred or three hundred thousand books and still be well within the suburbs of sanity, and the other can fill eight houses with books he never even read or looked at, how does that help us plot our coordinates on the continuum of biblioholism?
Biblioholism: The Literary Addiction by Tom Raabe