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"Everything we read stimulates our mind to think, and what we think determines what we desire, and desires are the seedbed of our actions. Given this iron law of human nature--from reading to thinking, to desiring, to acting--we are shaping our destiny by the ideas we choose to have enter our minds through print." - Fr. John Hardon, S.J., The Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Possessed by Books


I've known some bibliomaniacs in my time, but Archdeacon Meadow has got to be one of the worst afflicted:

Archdeacon Meadow accumulated so many books that he was forced to sell a considerable portion of his collection. But as their auction proceeded he experienced such passionate anguish that he left the room and returned again in disguise to begin bidding for his own books.

--Otto L. Bettman, The Delights of Reading: Quotes, Notes and Anecdotes

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