Thou shalt not have only one book.
Thou shalt make unto thee vivid images of the book worlds you immerse yourselves into.
Thou shalt not take the name of authors in vain.
Remember World Book Day* to keep it holy.
Thou shalt honor thy favorite authors.
Thou shalt not destroy a book.
Thou shalt not steal a book.**
Thou shalt not lie about how much money you really spend on your book splurges.
Thou shalt not covet your neighbors' book-stacks.***
Thou shalt not covet your neighbors' state of the art electronic reading device.
I dare say, I pretty much covered all the important rules of conduct when it comes to being a virtuous reader. The question being - how virtuous a reader are you? Have you ever broken any of the above commandments? Please share.
**or download pirated copies of eBooks, for that matter
***no matter how big or nicely shaped ... the stacks, not the neighbor
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