Books Are Not Sacred

If Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series has taught us anything, it’s that people have really strong feelings about their books. Really, really strong feelings. “Don’t criticise my book collection or I will burn this place to the ground” level feelings. And I sympathise. I love books. If anyone wanted to come take my copy of Middlemarch with …

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Is There Magic In Tidying Up With Marie Kondo?

The Twitter world seems really stressed out by Marie Kondo right now. Since her new Netflix show, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, launched on New Year’s Day, people have been discussing, disparaging, and misrepresenting her message in the name of clicks. This Meme-version of Marie Kondo hates possessions, hates books in particular, and hates you for having them. She’s trying …

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