A Deep, Penetrating Insight

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.


2 thoughts on “A Deep, Penetrating Insight

  1. Vanessa says:

    I can’t check books out. Ever since I was a teen and was late on a couple books for… maybe a year… I just can’t do it. Maybe one day when the kids stop ripping pages out of our existing books I’ll give it a try again.

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