Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books
“It’s not that I don’t like people,” writes Maureen Corrigan in her introduction to Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading. “It’s just that there always comes a moment when I’m in the company of others—even my nearest and dearest—when I’d rather be reading a book.” In this delightful memoir, Corrigan... show more
“It’s not that I don’t like people,” writes Maureen Corrigan in her introduction to Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading. “It’s just that there always comes a moment when I’m in the company of others—even my nearest and dearest—when I’d rather be reading a book.” In this delightful memoir, Corrigan reveals which books and authors have shaped her own life—from classic works of English literature to hard-boiled detective novels, and everything in between. And in her explorations of the heroes and heroines throughout literary history, Corrigan’s love for a good story shines.
Publish date: January 2nd 2007
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, Literary Criticism
, Books About Books
, Biography Memoir
As book reviewer for NPR’s "Fresh Air" and contributor to many publications, Maureen Corrigan literally reads for a living. For as long as she can remember, books have been at the center of her life, a never-failing source of astonishment, hard truths, new horizons, and welcome companionship. Now Co...
Oh, this one was a hard one to rank. It was a three when I first picked it up, a two when I first put it down, a four when I picked it up again years later, and a three when I put it back down a second time. I was determined to knock off a lot of low-hanging almost-finished fruit from my TBR pile th...
This is the longest 184-page book I've ever read. I think it took me more than a month to finish, because the writing was just... not captivating is the best way to put it, I guess.I'd been waiting to get my hands on it for ages, so it was a huge disappointment not to enjoy it, but I just didn't thi...
I didn't really care for this book and scanned through most of it. I did find a couple of things worth quoting, though. "It's not that I don't like people. It's just that when I'm in the company of others--even my nearest and dearest--there always comes a moment when I'd rather be reading a book." ...
This book only really works if you've read the books this author talked about. Otherwise it can get kind of lame.
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