What’s the word for knowing you read something somewhere on-line but now you can’t find it and you can’t remember which site it was on? I thought I left the tab open because I wanted to link this article to my blog, but it wasn’t on any of my open tabs. I searched my browser history, but it wasn’t there. I looked at all the sites I tend to look at in the course of the week and couldn’t find it. Finally, I realized I must have seen it on Facebook. I searched there, and it popped up. Interesting to me that I published an article earlier this year (or was it last year?) offering justifications for buying more books that runs on completely different arguments than the article I read today.
That’s okay. There are many reasons to acquire books. Here are two (actually many more, distilled in two articles):