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The next great author was John Milton. Milton wrote “Paradise Lost.”
Then his wife died and he wrote “Paradise Regained.”


I recently wrote to a friend that there are only two things one can do with a book: read it or bin it.

Well, I do read a lot of books, though I would almost never throw them away (horrible idea, in fact… but then, there are some books where the idea is not wholly unattractive) — anyway, it only occured a few days later to me that one can do a third thing: WRITE THEM!

Given that I am a writer myself, it shouldn't have taken a few days for this realisation to sink in. But that serves to show how much we are consumers nowadays and not producers anymore.

So here we are.

$updated from: Books.htxt Sat 18 Jan 2014 13:14:22 thomasl (By Thomas Lauer)$