He should have been the one getting ready to burn books, then.
That strikes me as learning to read, then burning all your books.
Mary Beth had started to burn my books even before the end.
They burn books in the library to make room for supplies.
It was the silent first-comer who had burned his books.
If he couldn't manage that, he'd burn the offender's books instead.
God forbid that we should ever start to burn books over some author's petty crime.
'I would have been one with you in marches, burning books and so on,' he said.
He's already in a rage that I burnt his books.