In Defense of Books

Maximilian Hart
Apr 10, 2019 · 7 min read

Call me a relic, call me what you will
Say I’m old-fashioned, say I’m over the hill
— Bob Seger, “Old Time Rock and Roll”

Call me old fashioned if you like, but I like books.

It’s not surprising, since I’m an English teacher. You sort of expect us to be holed up in libraries in our free time and absentmindedly threatening traffic patterns like Belle in Beauty and the Beast.