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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Thursday, February 16, 2006
    My Book And Heart Must Never Part
    The latest issue of Plastic Rhino is all about the value of reading books. Featuring a very amusing appreciation of Liverpool University's Sydney Jones Library, a building 'so flawed in its design and engineering, making it ... uncomfortable and impractical, therefore rendering it the perfect example of modern British Architecture ... I ... concede that I deeply love [it].' And a few pages of various people's words about their favourite books including the following, actually about Courtney Love's autobiography but which fairly well describes all I feel I need to say about my experience of reading John Peel's biography this last week:

    "I could have just given up, crawled back into my tights and trudged back to work. But stepping into someone else's life for a mere 300 pages made me want to live my own more vibrantly."