I was so, so very tempted to just post this link with a maniacal laugh under the title "VINDICATION!" But I'll have to settle for a little paralepsis instead.Heh.
But I have a New Year's resolution of sorts. I'm usually opposed to such things, but this is a long-standing ambition of mine and I think I'm going to take a serious crack at it this year. I'm going to try to read 200 books in 2013. I've never gotten through more than about 175 … Continue reading I don’t normally do this.
An elegiac article from Theodore Dalrymple in the Telegraph about the slow demise of the second-hand bookstore. It is a thing to be regretted, but he is wise enough to know that fulminations and grandiose plans to arrest their imminent doom are useless and foolish. Here is the best paragraph.Customers of second-hand booksellers, such as … Continue reading Bookstores, Second-hand
Despite the fact that the NBA commissioner levied a fine of a quarter mil on the San Antonio Spurs yesterday (Today?) for failing to play all their starters and sending them home instead of to Miami, the Spurs got the last laugh by taking Miami down the wire with their reserves. There's an excellent article … Continue reading Spurs 1, Stern 0