Other People's Books

In restaurants I always want to eat whatever someone else at the table has ordered, even if it's not something I would normally consume. Along similar lines, I find myself thoroughly intrigued by other people's books. I want to borrow them and read them. Sometimes I go so far as to mimic other people's collections, adding my own copies of their titles to my shelves at home.

I still remember going to visit a friend in Scotland, long ago. He lived in a tiny house in a back alley in St.