Does your home look like a second hand bookstore? Does buying, reading, annotating, indexing, housing, and writing reviews about books save you from paralyzing stress? When you go to other peoples homes and you only see blank white walls, do you cringe in fear? Is your pen collection something you just can't live without?
If you answered "yes" to all of these questions then Anne Fadiman's essay collection Ex Libris Confessions of a Common Readeris a book you must add to your list for immediate consumption.
This slim volume is jam packed with humorous ancedotes, quotes and speculations on the reading process and how sometimes we find books, but a lot of other times books find us.
A must read for all common readers!