i tend to feel like i'm being lazy by mentioning a book here without writing a real review, but i don't really have time for that; my notes in here are to help me keep track of what i've read, but i will at least mention whether or not a book was worth my time, in case you want to look it up. this one was definitely worth it! i haven't decided whether to keep it permanently or not, but i think i'll keep it until i've read the others.
i have a minor battle going on in my mind about buying v. borrowing books. i don't like the idea of consuming like a crazy person, and i don't like killing trees, but i do think that authors should be paid well for their work and that books are things to cherish, both personally and as part of our civilization. what to do? i would be interested in supporting a *well-designed* electronic book device, if there's one available and there are e-books to buy and legally download for it, but i have to admit that i'm attached to the physical qualities of books made of paper, so i'm not sure if i would enjoy e-style reading as much. i don't know what's available, so step one would be to find out.