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Annie Spence
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"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 2 years ago
This was SO different than I'd imagined. I keep a BoB - so I'd imagined it would be more like "Life with BOB" (but somehow better - sight unseen I decided this was better based, I'm guessing, on the title.) I started to read it like a regular old plotted book and decided NO! Then I actually kept r...
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Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 2 years ago
A Gen-X librarian's snarky, laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life.Librarians spend their lives weeding--not weeds but books! Books that have reached the end of their shelf life, both literally and figuratively. They remove the book...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 years ago
I loved this book! Annie Spence has a writing style that clicks with me completely, and I enjoyed her sense of humour immensely. The first half of the book is a series of letters or notes that Annie, a librarian, has written to books over the years, either titles from her own shelves, or the ones...
Jess Reads
Jess Reads rated it 3 years ago
Dear Annie,You have saved me from my book slump. You understand what it’s like to dedicate your life to the library, and have infused your pseudo-literary-memoir with so much humor and relatability that this Midwestern library worker wonders whether she might have crossed paths with you at a worksho...
Kaethe rated it 18 years ago
Dear Reader,Sometimes I kind of lose the reading mood. A book slump is a terrible thing to those of us who frankly aren't very good at anything but reading. And who don't have other hobbies. Or friends.Sometimes a stack of picture books or graphic novels will bring me back. Sometimes I reread an old...
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