Reading: So Many Books

There exists a belief that at least a few things should be read by the whole world. But what could be said to everyone? If there were a permanent universal assembly, at which a microphone was passed around so that each person could speak to the crowd, we would scarcely have time to say hello and sit down. The universal dialogue would be reduced to a recognition of the self, a kind of Babelian poem of creation consisting of everyone saying “Good morning” to one another. Maybe that is what life is: We stand up and say hello and then disappear.
Gabriel Zaid, So Many Books

My general rule is to read whatever Robin Sloan tells me to. It’s a good rule. Solid and true.

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