Don’t be a twerp! Don’t borrow books!

Bücher, Books

In his Armageddon in Retrospect, Kurt Vonnegut has something to say about the practice of borrowing and lending books:


Rock Star Librarian?


“Wasn’t his checkered past half the attraction? What was the point of becoming attracted to a rock musician, if she wanted him to behave like a librarian?” (– Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked)

Still, our reputation is somewhat cliché. This sure can come in handy (when convincing a potential landlord of one’s eligibility) – but most of the time it should encourage us to be more iridescent.