And speaking of diseases that probably shouldn't be cured, I'm afflicted once again with my seasonal Book Lust. I can't go through a day without wanting to go to a bookstore and browse and buy, regardless of my financial straits. Yesterday I came home with Susan Faludi's Backlash and a new translation of Kafka's The Trial. Is there any cure for my book-buying frenzies? And, if you don't know a cure, can you recommend any particularly good books to buy next time I succumb and wind up at a store? It can be fiction or non-fiction, any genre or field of study.



Ah, but New York's Public Libraries are closed stacks. Where's the fun in that?

And besides, I want the physical pleasure of owning a book and being able to admire it on my bookshelf as much as I want to actually read it. Libraries are fine if you want to research or otherwise get direct and immediate access to information, or if you're looking for an obscure or otherwise hard-to-find book. But I'd much rather own than rent when it comes to books, all else equal.

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