These are from One for the Books by Joe Queenan.
A friend once told me that the real message Bram Stoker sought to convey in Dracula is that a human being needs to live hundreds and hundreds of years to get all his reading done; that Count Dracula, misunderstood bookworm, was draining blood from the porcelain-like necks of ten thousand hapless virgins not because he was the apotheosis of evil but because it was the only way he could live long enough to polish off his reading list. But I have no way of knowing if this is true, as I have not yet found time in my life to read Dracula.
And page 212, something the author’s daughter said: “If you don’t want to own books, it means you are an asshole.”
The book is pretty funny, although the author’s taste in books leans heavily towards male writers. I will probably re-read this book.
Stay tuned tomorrow for even more about books!
in the meantime, do you have any quotes about books or reading? Have you read anything funny lately? Share in the comments!