One who reads the printed word on paper not on a monitor, and one who reads the printed word in bound version, not in throw away.
If you are one of the above and particularly if you are one of the few who ever got in trouble as a child for reading under the covers with a flashlight instead GO TO SLEEP! it's a school night!
You will understand this little tale, you might even chuckle if something like this has ever happened to you.
Sometime back a friend came to me with a book he had just finished reading and said, "This is really good and I thought you might want to read it before I returned it to the person from whom I borrowed it."
Been there? Then you understand the obligation and the temptation, to yourself loan it to yet another friend who might like to read it before you return it to the person from whom you borrowed it. ;-)
But in this instance it turned out to be unnecessary to return that particular book. It did look interesting and also familiar. It was when I opened it up and saw some notes written in the front, in my handwriting that I realized that the owner of the book was me
You see I had loaned it to a friend a year or so previously, who I thought might like to read it, and obviously they had loaned it to yet another friend, who might like to read it before they returned it.
I had no idea where that book had been in its journey, but it had finally made its way back home.
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