"A wise man will select his books, for he would not wish to class them all under the sacred name of friends. Some can be accepted only as acquaintances. The best books of all kinds are taken to the heart and cherished as his most precious possessions. Others are to be chatted with for a time, to spend a few pleasant hours with, and laid aside, but not forgotten."
John Alfred Langford (1823-1903)
Tonight we will toast, "prohibitionally" the New Year in the Illustrious Literary Society!
We will toast to our friendships and the joy of sharing a love of reading and a love of good books!