How are the Norwegian people? Friendly? Good-looking? Happy?
After reading thousands of books over the last 50 years, I realize that actually owning a physical book isn't the point, nor is it worth the purchase price to buy a new one and only use it once (rarely will I read a book twice-there are too many that I haven't read to go back to most of the ones I've already finished.) I understand the tactile pleasure of a real book but again, content is what counts and reading a good book on my nook is quite satisfying. 2nd hand is how I go, after the library. And now, when I finish reading a good book, I pass it on. My shelves are already filled with dusty tomes from the past and I would rather go find something new to read than look back at the ones I am finished (!) with. Authors may want to re-think their plan if they have become writers in order to make a living. The economics of publishing are not designed to enrich writers; get used to it.
@janestreet I've been to Joe's dozens of times and it's true, get the dumplings (I can eat 8 myself!) and a couple other dishes and you will have a reasonably priced feast. There is always a crowd and it's true, the place further down on Pell has equally delicious soup dumplings and it's not as crowded. Good luck finding Pell, it's an obscure little street. My cabbie took me to Pearl Street!