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The Book of Forgotten Authors by Christopher Fowler
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it was amazing
bookshelves: books-about-books, our-print-library

The Book of Forgotten Authors is a book about books, and Books About Books is one of my favourite genres. I have the hardback edition, and when I’ve finished reading it, it will take up one book space on my bookshelf. My bookshelf space is precious, and limited; reserved for “special” books only. Twelve spaces on my shelves are taken by Books About Books, and they sit there because I’ll dive into their pages occasionally, over the years, to reacquaint myself with their gems.

There is one thing that is very problematic about this book, that is, when it comes to Books about Books, it’s the fact that they encourage you to add more books to one’s To Be Read List. My To Be Read List is enormous, and it would take several life-times to actually read the books listed. But, hey, that’s part of the fun.

Sometimes I think I enjoy reading book descriptions and bio’s about authors, as much as I enjoy reading the books, and that is why, for me, this book is a great read. It’s intriguing and it leads me down fascinating pathways.

Listed below are some of the books I’ve added to my To Be Read List as a direct result of reading Christopher Fowler’s book:

When Last I Died (Mrs. Bradley, #13) by Gladys Mitchell
When Last I Died
The Jacob Street Mystery by R. Austin Freeman
The Jacob Street Mystery
Vermilion (Valentine & Lovelace Mystery #1) by Nathan Aldyne
The Chinese Maze Murders by Robert van Gulik
The Chinese Maze
Full Dark House (Bryant & May, #1) by Christopher Fowler
Full Dark House
The Moving Toyshop (Gervase Fen, #3) by Edmund Crispin
The Moving Toyshop
Don't Point that Thing at Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli
Don't Point that Thing at Me
The Perfect Murder (Inspector Ghote, #1) by H.R.F. Keating
The Perfect Murder
The Statement by Brian Moore
The Statement
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Reading Progress

October 30, 2017 – Started Reading
October 30, 2017 – Shelved
October 30, 2017 – Shelved as: books-about-books
October 30, 2017 – Shelved as: our-print-library
November 11, 2017 –
November 11, 2017 –
page 46
November 19, 2017 –
page 127
December 2, 2017 –
page 268
December 10, 2017 –
page 293
83.24% "A wonderful Book journey; I’ll be sad when I get to the last page."
December 16, 2017 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Kathryn (new) - added it

Kathryn This book is having the same effect on me. It's adding to a TBR which needs no further encouragement!

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