It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.
The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
I doubt if I shall ever have time to read the book again -- there are too many new ones coming out all the time which I want to read. Yet an old book has something for me which no new book can ever have -- for at every reading the memories and atmosphere of other readings come back and I am reading old years as well as an old book.
Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
Old books that we have known but not possessed cross our path and invite themselves over. New books try to seduce us daily with tempting titles and tantalizing covers.