[T]he older I get, the less I identify with books being cool for their own sake. This may be a function of hyperabundance, both of texts of any sort (Kindle, magazines, www, &c.) and of actual books--books, which are harder and harder to unload at used bookstores or even Goodwill because of that same hyperabundance. I live in a small place, our home library has something close to a book-in, book-out policy.
I love to read, I can't not read, but I guess I don't care as much about the substrate as I used to.
April 24, 2016
"These are neat? I guess? In that someone made effort and put something that I can kind of identify with on the web."
Says a Metafilter participant, reacting to "Extremely Accurate Charts for Book Nerds." The commenter continues: