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I borrowed two books from the library.

Posted by griffith on Wednesday, February 21 2018 at 03:47:34AM

I borrowed two books from the library.

So what? Why tell it? Why is it so important?

It is important to me, because I lost my right to borrow any books around the year 2000 -- maybe it was one year before that. You know, even then I owned dictionaries of a few languages, but in 2000 or so I decided to start collecting them in earnest. My first deed was to go to the library, fill my bag with expensive dictionaries, take them home and never return them.

A stupid deed. I lost my borrowing rights. After that I bought new dictionaries now and then from books shops and secondary shops and at the best time I had dictionaries of about 80 languages.

Yesterday I went to the library and asked again what I should do to get my library card back. The man checked the situation and found nothing about me on their computer and said that nothing prevents him from giving me a new card.

Because I am some kind of writer, it is important to me to read as much as possible. (The truth is, however, that I am not as eager a reader as I used to be.)

I borrowed only two books, because I had other things to carry with me, and the books that I borrowed were Kafka's The Castle/Das Schloss (of course!) and Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano (of course).

And of course I have read them before, but.


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