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Jan 12Liked by Adam Smyth

I always imagined the wheel's responding to an overenthusiastic downward pull, dismounting, crushing the reader and awaiting a Gorey-esque or "Far Side" bookmark!

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Jan 11Liked by Adam Smyth

Really enjoyed this post! Thank you!

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thank you kristen!

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Jan 11Liked by Adam Smyth

Excellent reflections on the real nature of reading, Adam, thanks. It is a reality that has rarely been acknowledged in academic circles that reading (and reading for *pleasure*) is the sole justification for the study of "literature"; anything else amounts to counting angels on a printed full stop.

Best wishes for 2024!

Mike

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Thanks Mike -- happy new year to you, too. Now climb back on your book wheel.

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