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I Love Books

“It is clear the books owned the shop, rather than the other way about.  Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of their habitat, breeding and multiplying, and clearly lacking any strong hand to keep them down.”–Agatha Christie

The shop Dame Agatha describes could be my office.  Books occupy virtually all the otherwise open space.  A few weeks ago, I resolved to confine my books to their appointed places–shelves, behind the glass front of my secretary, a special few on the built-in cabinet where the computer sits–which required that many of them go to the attic.  Things were very tidy for a couple of days, and then the “breeding” began. Continue reading