23. “The Man Who Loved Books Too Much,” Allison Hoover Bartlett

The problem with these book-stealing books is that for a day or two after I read them, stealing books starts to seem like a pretty good idea. The authors get so excited about the pleasures of knowing that a culturally and financially valuable books is yours alone that, as far as crimes go, it starts to sound pretty poetic. I’ve noticed lately that I like reading books more than owning them, though, so I’ll stick with keeping library books a week or so past their due dates when I need to create a bibliographic crime.

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