Friday, February 18, 2005 :::
Reading too much can make every one of one's own feelings, thoughts, and reactions seem like a cliche, overdone, been said and felt a million times before, to be avoided. (Although, as Mr. Rinaldi once told me, "Doing something just because it has never been done before...has been done before." The ellipses represent a conversational pause--he's a verbal artist--not anything elided by this author.) This might be one of the reasons I am now openly abrogating previous vows on this zine to write commentary on every book I completed in 2002. I may make a similarly foolish vow for last year, or this year. But I'm not. Yet.
I could probably go the rest of a normal human lifespan never buying another book, and still have plenty of fresh reading to do among the books I already own. And am putting in boxes.
::: posted by Brian at 11:10 AM