Letter from the editor.

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JAN/FEB 2014

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Jon Phillips

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RESOLVED: In 2014, I won't buy a book unless I'm ready to read it.

When I'm feeling stressed, I buy things. It's not that I rush to the mall and sprint from store to store in some consumeristic frenzy. Instead, I buy things that I picture myself enjoying some time in the future: "That new European board game looks fun. I don't know the rules and I don't have time to play it now, but someday I will and I'll be glad to have it around." Buy! "I'll really enjoy that nice bottle of wine for some undetermined special occasion in the far flung future." Buy! So even though I'm having no fun right now, I can at least picture that fun is coming at some point ... and I'll be prepared.

When this habit intersects with books or music, it connects to feelings of "in the future I'll enjoy that kind of thing." I own a Muddy Waters box set of CDs, primarily because I thought that someday I'd surely enjoy listening to the...

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