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The Paris Review: Truth in Advertising

 

January 3, 2014 | by

 

As the Northeast is battered by “Winter Storm Hercules”—a nor’easter all but destined to enter Wikipedia’s list of notable nor’easters—one public library has provided succor, sort of. In Hopkinton, Massachusetts, a redditor came across this sign; to its great credit, it suggests neither burning books, nor reading erotica aloud, nor any other heat-generating gimmickry. Rather, it stands as a stark, charmingly blunt reminder that though literature may warm the soul, it will never warm the body.

 

Curl up with a good book today, but don’t try to be a hero: curl up with a blanket, too.

 


 

Amen to the above.  Be safe, everybody!  Then again, of course there's always this ...