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It is my intention that this blog will be a place where I discuss the books I am reading and give my opinions on them. It will be both a motivation to write regularly (a thing I enjoy, but seem to have fallen out of practice) and to think more deeply about what I am reading. I find that lately I seem to read a book only to move onto whatever is next in my extensive to-read list. Possibly my slightly OCD habit of listing items in order to check them off as Done is taking over here.

The title of the blog is from a quotation by Richard DeBury, a 13th century Benedictine monk and writer. I first saw it carved into the wall outside one of my university's libraries.
"In books I find the dead as if they were alive; in books I foresee things to come; in books warlike affairs are set forth; from books come forth the laws of peace. All things are corrupted and decay in time; Saturn ceases not to devour the children that he generates; all the glory of the world would be buried in oblivion, unless God had provided mortals with the remedy of books."

And so, without further wordiness, I hereby christen this blog.


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