Archive | November, 2011

odds and ends: thursday edition

17 Nov

with information so readily available online and stories told in the space of a few hours in the movie theater, time becomes the book’s major distinction and one of the reasons they remain among the best ways to communicate large amounts of dense ideas. it takes days, weeks, even longer, to read most books and in that time the words get in our heads. the ideas live there even after we close the covers. what other form of entertainment requires we give ourselves to it so intimately or for so long?