Old news, I know, but I thought I shouldn’t let pass the passing of the Washington Post Book World. All the old arguments are to be made: newspapers are cutting their own throats by cutting books since, after all, who reads newspapers anymore other than the people who read books. On the other hand, my own newspaper, the harrisburg Patriot news pays for a weekly column on graphic novels, but can’t be bothered with reviewing books that depend on words. Alas and alack. I am the aficionado of lost causes, the lover of things gone by. Books among them.