Today's Free Essay
Drawing Out the Dragons
by James A. Owenon the Inheritance series (Eragon)
When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
That quote by Desiderus Erasmus is usually mentioned, wryly, by someone who doesn’t share Erasmus’ point of view about someone who does. I’m so far in the latter category I can’t even see the other side. I am utterly addicted to print, and am physically incapable of passing a newsstand, bookstore, or secondhand shop without giving the books on display at least a cursory glance. More often than not (which means practically every single time) I make some kind of a purchase, and for a moment that new book might as well have been under a Christmas tree for all the love I foster on it.
To a lot of people, it might seem as if my priorities are a bit skewed–but I’m really just engaging in something as old … read more»
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