Sunday, May 5, 2013

Borrowing, Burgling, and Boromir

“Book lovers love books in different ways.  They may arrange them in a very particular fashion; they may dialogue with the author by making notes as they read; they may amass their books in numbers far beyond shelving capacity.  But there is one trait that all book lovers seem to share: when they lend a cherished book to a friend, they hope their friend will enjoy it—but most of all they hope to get it back.”
~ The Art of the Bookplate, James P. Keenan, pg. 8

“The theft of a book is more nearly homicide than larceny.  Books are not things, they’re people multiplied….”
~ Rockwell Kent, quoted on pg. xii preface of Rockwell Kent: The Art of the Bookplate
Yes I know this is the second time I've used this meme recently but I was so horrified at the prospect of dog-earing books (much less books that DON'T BELONG TO YOU!!!!) that I was forced to incorporate it incongruously into this post. 

Also, it's Boromir. 

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