Have you ever thrown a book across a room?
December 22, 2008 5:08 PM Subscribe
Have any of you ever thrown a book across a room?
posted by cgc373 to grab bag (160 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
I read a lot, and for a long time—say, twenty years, from six to twenty-six—I read a lot of crap. Media tie-ins, trashy fantasy series, Mack Bolan books, my mom's romance novels, crappy westerns that came mixed with the romance novels when my mom bought in bulk, whatever was around. Even after I got religion in the form of John Gardner and Annie Dillard (and moreso after I read An Experiment in Criticism by C. S. Lewis), I never threw a book, or even set one down with violence. Once I learned to recognize different types of quality and to discriminate, choosing stuff I believe is better, I developed contempt and disdain for stuff I think is worse, but not so much that I'd toss a book.
Is it just a rhetorical device, akin to telling people they owe you a new keyboard/monitor/whatever?
Why, yes, I am reading the Twilight thread
. Why do you ask?