11 November 2015

#132 Reader

[Bithel] "Told me you were quite a reader — like me — didn't you?"
[Jenkins] "Yes, I am. I read quite a lot."
I no longer attempted to conceal the habit, with all its undesirable implications. At least admitting to it put one in a recognisably odd category of persons from whom less need be expected than the normal run.

Anthony Powell; The Soldier's Art
Contributed by Stephen Holden