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Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader Anne Fadiman is by her own admission the sort of person who learned about sex from her father s copy of Fanny Hill, whose husband buys herpounds of dusty books for her birthday, and who once found herself poring over her roommate sToyota Corolla manual because it was the only written material in the apartment that she had not read at least twiceThis witty collection of essays recounts a lifelong love affair with books and language For Fadiman, as for many passionate readers, the books she loves have become chapters in her own life story Writing with remarkable grace, she revives the tradition of the well crafted personal essay, moving easily from anecdotes about Coleridge and Orwell to tales of her own pathologically literary family As someone who played at blocks with her father svolume set of Trollope My Ancestral Castles and who only really considered herself married when she and her husband had merged collections Marrying Libraries , she is exquisitely well equipped to expand upon the art of inscriptions, the perverse pleasures of compulsive proof reading, the allure of long words, and the satisfactions of reading out loud There is even a foray into pure literary gluttony Charles Lamb liked buttered muffin crumbs between the leaves, and Fadiman knows of than one reader who literally consumes page corners Perfectly balanced between humor and erudition, Ex Libris establishes Fadiman as one of our finest contemporary essayists [PDF / Epub] ☉ Book Lover Author Jennifer Kaufman – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk whose husband buys herpounds of dusty books for her birthday ★ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector PDF / Epub ✪ Author Delores Fossen – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and who once found herself poring over her roommate sToyota Corolla manual because it was the only written material in the apartment that she had not read at least twiceThis witty collection of essays recounts a lifelong love affair with books and language For Fadiman ➥ [Epub] ➟ Kholodovs Last Mistress By Kate Hewitt ➯ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk as for many passionate readers ❮Télécharger❯ ➺ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) ✤ Auteur Carole Mortimer – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the books she loves have become chapters in her own life story Writing with remarkable grace [KINDLE] ❃ If the Stiletto Fits... ❧ Wendy Etherington – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk she revives the tradition of the well crafted personal essay [Download] ➺ What Phoebe Wants (Harlequin Flipside, By Cindi Myers – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk moving easily from anecdotes about Coleridge and Orwell to tales of her own pathologically literary family As someone who played at blocks with her father svolume set of Trollope My Ancestral Castles and who only really considered herself married when she and her husband had merged collections Marrying Libraries ❮Download❯ ➻ Ruthlessly Royal (Self-Made Millionaires Author Robyn Donald – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk she is exquisitely well equipped to expand upon the art of inscriptions [Epub] ❧ An Amish Family Christmas By Marta Perry – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the perverse pleasures of compulsive proof reading [PDF / Epub] ☃ Interrupted Lullaby ✑ Dana R. Lynn – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the allure of long words ☃ [PDF / Epub] ☂ Gift-Wrapped Governess By Sophia James ✑ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and the satisfactions of reading out loud There is even a foray into pure literary gluttony Charles Lamb liked buttered muffin crumbs between the leaves ❰Epub❯ ➛ Vows of Revenge Author Dani Collins – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and Fadiman knows of than one reader who literally consumes page corners Perfectly balanced between humor and erudition [Download] ➹ Not a Fairy Tale By Romy Sommer – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Ex Libris establishes Fadiman as one of our finest contemporary essayists


10 thoughts on “Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

  1. says:

    This tiny book is an absolute gem charming slyly humorous a literary delight These I8 essays are a tribute to books bookworms fellowbibliophiles Author Anne Fadiman s parents were readers and writers The book bug stayed in the family Anne and her husband, George are both book people and writers Their dog is named Typo The first story my favorite..is called Marrying Li


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    Like many a Goodreader, no doubt, I have a thing for books about books In this particular case, there s a chapter in the book about books about books It might be tempting someday to write a book about such books about books about books, but let s not get silly, or meta silly for that matter Anyway, Fadiman s essays are as elegant and well written as my introduction is


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    In the spirit of full disclosure, this book was selected for me as part of a Bossy Book Challenge A book of essays about reading is certainly something I would never have chosen for myself, but I did try to keep an open mind..I understand why people like this book The writer obviously truly loves books to the point of obsession, and anyone with a love of books will find


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    Just a couple weeks ago, a great review of this book popped up on my update feed, Ah, the magic of Goodreads so when I spotted it at a booksale I went to last week for a dollar, I grabbed it quick If you haven t read Jon s review yet, check it out to a bout of insomnia last night, I finished this and loved it I feel like shoving this book onto some family and friends who


  5. says:

    If you ll excuse what I know has to sound like a weak attempt at an obvious pun, I find that books are easier to read than people I summon far less effort to read a page than a face, a chapter than mixed body language Even the subtext and allusions and metaphors are all naught but new takes on old tricks, and the most elusive hidden messages are often buried no deeper tha


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    I loved this collection of bookish essays One of my favorite pieces was Marrying Libraries, which was when Anne and her husband, George, decided to combine their book collections We ran into trouble when I announced my plan to arrange English literature chronologically but American literature alphabetically by author My defense went like this Our English collection spanned


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    October 2012I don t always read books about books, but when I do, my to read list suddenly grows Still, it s nice to read someone who understands me so well Alas, wrote Henry Ward Beecher Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore Mine is relatively strong at Barnes Noble, because I know that if I resist a volume on one visit, and someone else buys it, an identical v


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    There are two groups of people in this world The first are erotically aroused by eating voluptuous, dripping fruits and having the fruity, pulpy juices trickle down their chins The second would just like to get to a sink and wash it all off Count me among the latter Anne Fadiman is the former I have always preferred Keats to Wordsworth, but I was never able to put my finger


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    First read Jan 2016Re read May 2017Re read 2 February 2018Re read 3 June 2018Re read 4 February 2019Re read 5 December 2019There isn t anything I can say about this wonderful book of essays except I absolutely love it and anticipate re reading it manytimes in the years to come.5 5 stars, best of 2016 best of 2017 First read Jan 2016Re read May 2017Re read 2 February 2018Re re


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    This was my first book about books Written in an essay form, the book deals with various topics that all readers will identify themselves with I don t usually review books, but I want book readers to read this one so badly that I m making an exception Following is a list of some of the many reasons why I request, plead, and beseech bibliophiles to read this one 1 It talks abou


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