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Post Posted:: June 9th, 2016, 4:50 pm 

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I thought that this little squib, from Trivia by Logan Pearsall Smith might speak to librivox mores about reading, though I suspect we would not be so dismissive about the other things he mentions:

The other day, depressed on the Underground, I tried to cheer myself by thinking over the joys of our human lot. But there wasn't one of them for which I seemed to care a hang—not Wine, nor Friendship, nor Eating, nor Making Love, nor the Consciousness of Virtue. Was it worth while then going up in a lift into a world that had nothing less trite to offer?
Then I thought of reading—the nice and subtle happiness of reading. This was enough, this joy not dulled by Age, this polite and unpunished vice, this selfish, serene, life-long intoxication.

Peace, David

Post Posted:: June 9th, 2016, 7:26 pm 
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Post Posted:: June 10th, 2016, 4:32 am 
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ah thats nice - thanks for sharing :)


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