I am in the midst of reading Our Lady of the Lost and Found by Diane Schoemperlen. I will tell you what I think of the book (I can't make up my mind yet, but I love the way she writes) when I finish. But get this paragraph! I'm going to have to print it out, it fits me so perfectly!
For those of us with a bookish bent, reading is a reflexive response to everything. This is how we deal with the world and anything new that comes our way. We have always known that there is a book for every occasion and every obsession. When in doubt, we are always looking things up.
Not being especially fond of library books myself (mostly because you have to give them back when you're done but also because their spines are often broken, their pages sticky and dogeared, marked up with other people's jottings and grease spots),I would rather buy than borrow. Even a casual examination of my overcrowded shelves would quickly reveal the various areas of interest that have gripped me over the years.
Though I read mostly fiction (so I don't have quite so many "areas of interest" represented) and I cannot afford to buy nearly so many books as I would wish, I can identify!