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Ex libris : confessions of a common reader
Anne Fadiman
Adult Nonfiction PN4874.F33 1998

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Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
Anne Fadiman is a column writer, a journal editor, and an award-winning author. She’s also a life-long reader, and that means more than all her other scholarly accomplishments in this collection of her eighteen essays that pay tribute to the love of books and reading. Fadiman writes about how you’re not really married to someone until you combine book collections. She muses on how reading the same book at different points in your life can change what the book means to you. She goes into raptures over secondhand bookstores and lovingly critiques the best (and worst) inscriptions people write when they’re giving books to others. She chronicles the difficulties of being both a lover of sesquipedalians (long words) and an obsessive-compulsive proofreader. Fadiman is intelligent and passionate about books and her essays are written with a graceful elegance of style that will charm every kind of reader under the sun. In Fadiman’s hands, reading becomes an art that is to be honed and nurtured over a lifetime. Fadiman’s life is healthier, richer, funnier, and more rewarding because of her love of books, and that about sums it up for all us bookworms out there.
posted Jul 13, 2009 at 10:47AM
Champlin Library Staff said:
An intimate, sweet, and interesting look at many aspects of reading life. The essay "Marrying Libraries," describes the process by which the author and her husband combined their book collection. It is a must read for any bookworm!
posted Feb 14, 2014 at 4:59PM
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