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Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading by Maureen Corrigan
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Feb 21, 12

bookshelves: 21st-century, american, non-fiction, read-in-2012
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I love reading books this like, about people's personal relationship with the books they've read over the years, that have shaped them and have had a profound influence on them. How much I like this kind of book largely depends on the novels that are discussed, and that's why this particular book doesn't stand out from the pack for me. Corrigan spends a lot of time on feminism and feminist books and that just doesn't interest me very much. The same goes for the last chapter on books influenced by Roman Catholicism. There were also some personal events described whose relevance I didn't understand. For example, I don't see what the adoption of her daughter has to do with literature. Still, this book introduced many novels I hadn't heard of before and made me excited to read books I've been meaning to read for years.
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