But it’s not particularly interesting. However, the New Yorker article I link to at the start of the column (“Ghosts in the Stacks”) is worth reading.
It really irks me when people say they love books. They LOVE books. They LOVE reading. They put “VORACIOUS READER” on their Twitter bio. They want you to know how much they love books, because it’s part of who they think they are. And it bugs me that it’s such a fetish.
This column is really just an exercise in reductio ad absurdum. “Well why don’t you just MARRY your books, then?”