Thursday, May 10, 2012

Quoteworthy: The Shallows

"Most of my library time, though, went to wandering the long, narrow corridors of the stacks. Despite being surrounded by tens of thousands of books, I don't remember feeling the anxiety that's symptomatic of what we today call 'information overload.' There was something calming in the reticence of all those books, their willingness to wait years, decades even, for the right reader to come along and pull them from their appointed slots. Take your time, the books whispered to me in their dusty voices. We're not going anywhere."

The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
Nicholas Carr


Anonymous said...

This sounds like a good read, would you recommend it?! :)

Margaret said...

Loving your book list. There is something wonderful about the patience of a book, isn't there?

annie leavitt said...

amen! i'm going to add this to my list.