Archive for October, 2003

Oh So Pleased

Monday, October 27th, 2003

I want to celebrate a recent accomplishment that I had a hand in creating. I am a Friend of the Wells Branch Community Library, a community resource that is growing. (They have no residency requirement, which means anyone not living within the city limits of Austin can get a free card.) They’ll be moving into […]

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Words to Ponder #39

Monday, October 27th, 2003

A double entry, for your reading pleasure. She read Dickens in the spirit in which she would have eloped with him. –Eudora Welty, “Listening,” One Writer’s Beginnings (1984) Whatever the theologians might say about Heaven being a state of union with God, I knew it consisted of an infinite library; and eternity … was simply […]

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The Reader’s Bill of Rights

Monday, October 27th, 2003

I found this in the current issue of Utne: The right not to read The right to skip pages The right not to finish The right to reread The right to read anything The right to escapism The right to read anywhere The right to browse The right to read out loud The right not […]

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