qotd: writing

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Writing a book, just like building a library, is an act of sheer defiance. It is a declaration that you believe in the persistence of memory.

Susan Orlean, The Library Book

on acquisition (v)

Until recently, I always had avoided audiobooks. While some doubt that listening to books counts as reading, that line of thinking never has appealed to me: I just had no interest in the format, since I associated it with the monotonous books on tape that my childhood library hoarded in its cloistered back room.

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