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FREE DOWNLOAD Ex Libris Confessions of a Common Reader 107 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 her 19 pounds of dusty books for her birthday and who once found herself poring over her roommate's 1974 Toyota 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 reade. 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 favoriteis called Marrying Libraries It s a story about Anne and George finally deciding to mix their books together They had lived together for six years been married for five They mis matched coffee mugs socks record collections years ago without any incident but their libraries remained separate It s such a wonderful story and actually deeper than the joyful humor it isUltimately libraries are about bringing people togetherand for this couple bringing their libraries together was about profound intimacy In The Joy of Sesuipedalian s it s a story about obsession with words My Old Shelf very funny it s the library shelf that contains small mysterious corpus volumes whose subject matter is completely unrelated to the rest of the library yet which upon closer inspection reveals a good deal about the owner Never do that to a Book is great funyou ll see yourself What rules do you have about your books I loved these essays mostly about books and a little about family and foodAnne Fadiman s prose speaks directly to the heartMany thanks to LisaVegan for this treasure of a gift

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FREE DOWNLOAD Ex Libris Confessions of a Common Reader 107 Xuisitely well euipped 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 essayist. 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 volume will pop up in its place like a plastic duck in a shooting gallery And if I resist that one there will be another day another duck In a secondhand bookstore each volume is one of a kind neither replaceable from a publisher s warehouse nor visually identical to its original siblings which have accreted individuality with every ownership If I don t buy the book now I may never have another chance And therefore like Beecher who believed the temptations of drink were paltry compared with the temptations of books I am weakSecondhand Prose p 150 Meet Anne Fadiman my new BFF In these essays originally published in Civilization magazine Fadiman shares her love and life of books and the written word In charming tales about vocabulary and grammar and the obsessive need to fix errors of both Odd Shelves and the odd titles found on them in her case a vast collection of books on polar exploration and it s a good thing she didn t offer any titles because I would ve had to add them all challenges of combining one s library with a loved one s own the many proper ways of handling a book including using them as building blocks as well as joys of reading aloud reading about food and reading books in the place they are about the nearest I ever managed was reading George R R Martin s A Storm of Swords on a bus in Southern France and Fadiman keeps pointing out that her love of books and reading vastly surpasses mine but I m not going to let that come between us What are Bestest Friends for if not to share and recommend good books Now if only she ll return my calls Anne Anne Where are you We were supposed to go bookstore browsing today Anne Are you there Hello Her Cowboy Soldier inscriptions the perverse pleasures of compulsive proof reading the allure of long words and the satisfactions of reading out loud There Mate Me If You May The Millennium Wolves #05 is even a foray Carrying Her Millionaires Baby 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 essayist. October 2012I don t always read books about books but when I do my to read list suddenly grows Still Breakthrough it s nice to read someone who understands me so well Alas wrote Henry Ward Beecher Where The Conviction to Lead is human nature so weak as The Enforcer in the bookstore Mine Cowboy All Night Thunder Mountain Brotherhood #5 is relatively strong at Barnes Noble because I know that His Captive Lady Wessex Weddings if I resist a volume on one visit and someone else buys The Rebel it an The Rookie's Assignment identical volume will pop up The Carpenter's Wife in Lured by the Rich Rancher Dynasties The Lassiters #4 its place like a plastic duck Bookmark Board Books Set of Four in a shooting gallery And Molly's Garden if I resist that one there will be another day another duck In a secondhand bookstore each volume Too Near the Fire is one of a kind neither replaceable from a publisher s warehouse nor visually Untouched ueen by Royal Command identical to Delta Force Desire its original siblings which have accreted My House Or Yours? individuality with every ownership If I don t buy the book now I may never have another chance And therefore like Beecher who believed the temptations of drink were paltry compared with the temptations of books I am weakSecondhand Prose p 150 Meet Anne Fadiman my new BFF In these essays originally published Once a Playboy in Civilization magazine Fadiman shares her love and life of books and the written word In charming tales about vocabulary and grammar and the obsessive need to fix errors of both Odd Shelves and the odd titles found on them The Daddy Deal in her case a vast collection of books on polar exploration and Valley of Shadows it s a good thing she didn t offer any titles because I would ve had to add them all challenges of combining one s library with a loved one s own the many proper ways of handling a book Commanded by the French Duke including using them as building blocks as well as joys of reading aloud reading about food and reading books Awakening His Duchess in the place they are about the nearest I ever managed was reading George R R Martin s A Storm of Swords on a bus Taming Her Irish Warrior in Southern France and Fadiman keeps pointing out that her love of books and reading vastly surpasses mine but I m not going to let that come between us What are Bestest Friends for Thorn's Challenge if not to share and recommend good books Now Heir To a Dark Inheritance if only she ll return my calls Anne Anne Where are you We were supposed to go bookstore browsing today Anne Are you there Hello

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FREE DOWNLOAD Ex Libris Confessions of a Common Reader 107 Rs 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's 22 volume 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 e. 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 uick 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 think I m much too obsessed with all things book All of these essays show why bibliophiles love their book collection so passionately our books become a part of who we are There are funny parts all throughout the book and the end of the last essay nearly brought tears to my eyes I ve always loved books and admit that since joining Goodreads my obsession has increased a thousand fold My GR addiction has reached the point where if this site was suddenly not available I don t know what I would do Not having a whole lot of friends in real life who are book lovers like myself makes this website and books like this almost a necessity They give you the sense that it s okay to constantly be re organizing your bookshelf kind of panicking inside when someone asks to borrow a book or even spotting annoying grammar and spelling mistakes everywhere you goThis was a very entertaining read and a must have for the crazily obsessed bookworm Read it Goodreaders


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    FREE DOWNLOAD Ex Libris Confessions of a Common Reader [E–pub READ] (Ex Libris Confessions of a Common Reader) Anne Fadiman ↠ 7 FREE DOWNLOAD 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 m

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    [E–pub READ] (Ex Libris Confessions of a Common Reader) CHARACTERS ì eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Anne Fadiman 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 collectionsWe 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 six centuries and to shelve it chronologically would allow us to watch

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    [E–pub READ] (Ex Libris Confessions of a Common Reader) 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 volume will pop up in its place like a plastic duck in a shooting gallery A

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Ex Libris Confessions of a Common Reader [E–pub READ] (Ex Libris Confessions of a Common Reader) 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 w

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    [E–pub READ] (Ex Libris Confessions of a Common Reader) 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 many times in the years to come55 stars best of 2016 best of 2017

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    [E–pub READ] (Ex Libris Confessions of a Common Reader) CHARACTERS ì eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Anne Fadiman FREE DOWNLOAD Ex Libris Confessions of a Common Reader 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 reuest ple

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  • Paperback
  • 162
  • Ex Libris Confessions of a Common Reader
  • Anne Fadiman
  • English
  • 13 March 2020
  • 9780374527228