Excerpted from a handout given me by an Anchorage librarian a while back.
No one ever had to check into the Betty Ford Clinic for reading too much.
Nobody ever read too many books and then jumped off a building, walked through a plate-glass window, or mooned a cop.
You don’t have to flush all your books down the toilet when there’s an unexpected knock at the door.
It is extremely rare that anyone gets gunned to death in a book dispute.
Your friends won’t desert you when you run out of books.
You can read all you want it won’t show up on a urine test.
If you miss reading one day, you won’t go into painful withdrawal. [Dana sez: “Sez you.”]
No matter how many books you have, you can’t be charged with ‘intent to distribute.’
Author and founder of Storyknife.org.