Thursday, November 04, 2021

About books

There is doubtless a word for it, in German, if not Japanese: in a charity shop, seeing a book you’ve been meaning to read for years, then realising just before you get to the till that it’s your own copy of the book, that you brought to the shop a few months ago as part of an admitting-I’ll-never-get-round-to-reading-it job lot.

And of course another word for when the realisation doesn’t hit until after you’ve bought it.

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