September 19, 2006|
You might have a large collection of thick classics sitting on your bookshelf at home right now. You bought them years ago but have yet to touch them. A fine layer of dust seems to have permanently attached itself to the cover. You were waiting for that rainy Saturday where you could curl up on the sofa with Wuthering Heights or The Art of War, or perhaps Alexander Hamilton's The Federalist Papers.
But come that rainy day and you don't feel hardy enough to take on that ominous layer of dust. Your allergies are pretty dreadful and you're pretty sure that it would take you three years of rainy Saturdays to get through Crime and Punishment. You have to go to work and you have things to do, and frankly, it's pretty silly to start something you know you can't finish. Plus, Crime and Punishment makes an excellent doorstop so why change what's already just fine? (more…)