A Passion for Books: A Book Lover's Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Lore, and Lists on Collecting, Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring for, and Appreciating Books
Publish date: 1999-10-06
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 355
Edition language: English
, Books About Books
, Short Stories
The Subtitle for this book is: A Book Lover's Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Lore, and Lists on Collecting, Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring for, and Appreciating Books. which is pretty much the most accurate synopsis of the book possible. It's an excellent collection of bits: cartoons, l...
This was a very satisfying read. I will probably add this book to my physical library as a reference. The collection was full of variety which is exactly what made it so satisfying. From humor to education to enumeration of desirable texts to history and biography this compilation of essays had it a...
Like many collections of essays from various sources, some pieces were stronger than others. This was, however a very enjoyable and, indeed, passionate exploration of books with contributions from a variety of people, of many times and places. Perhaps what has stuck with me the most, due to the ...
This is one of my favorite books. Since it is a collection of essays and other short pieces, I always find it easy to pull off the shelf and read a piece or two here or there. It is a book that I often turn to when in the mood to read something light, and I have probably read it through two or three...