I decided tonight that I would make a pledge to myself that I will buy a new (or used) book every time I get a paycheck this coming semester because, well, I just really love books.
It's a dangerous love. The kind of love that makes it really difficult to sell textbooks, or makes it really easy to justify saving a book that I know I will never read again.
I love new books and the way they are perfect and pure and have never been opened and read. I love old books for their character and the fact that they usually contain more than just the story printed on their pages. I love textbooks for the references that they are and all the knowledge they contain. I love novels for their ability to suck you in and get you lost in another world. I love memoirs for the peek they give into another's life.
So that is why....