"The real tragedy with all this e-reading is what it’s going to do to dating. I mean, you go over someone’s apartment for the first time and what do you do? You look at their music and books. What will happen if all that’s in a drawer someplace? You’ll think: I’M ABOUT TO SLEEP WITH THIS PERSON AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY READ! It’s a disaster."

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Nick Hornby, last night @ 92nd Street Y. Nick spoke about: Mrs. Dalloway, judgement in the arts, the state of English football, and his belief in “reading and reading and reading until you find the book for you.”

PS: More Baths, Less Talking

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