Taking books out of the library makes me feel about reading the way Tivo’ing video programs makes me feel about watching TV. In both instances, the activity is imbued with a sense of purpose and responsibility. The books must be read – they have to be returned to the library! The TV must be watched so that the shows might be cleared off the queue, which begins to feel like a to-do list. But really, both are self-indulgent leisure activities, aren’t they.