That is to say, ten good reasons.

  1. Most of it's thin
  2. Your friends will think you have taste.
  3. It gives you something else to think about.
  4. Buying it's easier than writing it.
  5. There’s room in the margins for lists and doodling.
  6. It doesn’t answer back.
  7. Look in your kitchen cupboard. I bet there's no poetry in there (yet).
  8. It has no best-before or sell-by date.
  9. It makes the author happy.
  10. It makes the publisher even happier.

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