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Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman
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Sep 25, 11

bookshelves: essays, nonfiction, writing, favorites, reviewed
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A love letter to books, reading, words and readers. This is a dangerous book to leave lying around, because if I stumble across my copy while cleaning my bedroom or re-sorting my book shelves, I have a terrible habit of flipping it open to re-read 'just one' essay.

And then I realize night has fallen, because it's gotten too dark to read and my to-do list has yet to get done.
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Anne Fadiman
“It has long been my belief that everyone's library contains an Odd Shelf. On this shelf rests a small, mysterious corpus of volumes whose subject matter is completely unrelated to the rest of the library, yet which, upon closer inspection, reveals a good deal about its owner.”
Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader


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