Of course anyone who truly loves books buys more of them than he or she can hope to read in one fleeting lifetime. A good book, resting unopened in its slot on a shelf, full of majestic potentiality, is the most comforting sort of intellectual wallpaper.
Finding out that someone loves the same bookS as you? Hello, instant new best friend! Love LibraryThing and GoodReads online but it sure seems like people who share my reading tastes are everywhere in the world. except my neighborhood!