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Buried in Books: A Reader's Anthology…

Buried in Books: A Reader's Anthology (2010)

by Julie Rugg

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A collection of snippets and quotes related to books and reading, taken from both non-fiction works and novels, from the contemporary to the very old. A wide variety of opinions are represented, from the celebratory to the snobbish (and not excluding some sexist comments about women readers from men of less enlightened times). A surprising number are simply paragraphs in which a book or two happens to be mentioned, without having anything much to say about them, which seemed a bit out of place. Still, the overall effect is midly charming, even if I did sometimes wish I were just reading some of the works it's quoting instead. ( )
1 vote bragan | Oct 9, 2015 |
Very enjoyable - nice to discover that there are other obsessives out there. Also dangerous, I identified at least 3 books that I now want fraom the extracts in this anthology, and have just bought one of them. Ms Rugg, you're a bad influence. ( )
1 vote cazfrancis | Jan 8, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0711229236, Paperback)

For bibliophiles, life is full of tricky problems: wondering whether a small trunk full of reading material can be taken on board as hand luggage; how to smuggle yet another guilty stash of tomes past the nearest and dearest. But as Julie Rugg shows in this anthology, bibliophiles are by no means new. For centuries bookish types have been delving in bibliophilia. Buried in Books is a compilation of more than 350 literary extracts, quotations, and bon mots arranged in 14 chapters that cover every aspect of bookish behavior: reading, buying, borrowing, recommending, hunting, even defacing. The selections range from short, pithy quotations to more extensive extracts, and they are taken from diaries, memoirs, novels, plays, and letters by authors from Samuel Pepys to Iain Sinclair, Laurence Sterne to Lucy Mangan. If you are an obsessive reader, stroke this book lovingly, listen as you riffle through the pages, and be proud: you are in good company.

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Following her highly successful Book Addict's Treasury, compiled with Lynda Murphy, Julie Rugg returns with a second anthology of literary extracts, quotations and bon mots concerning every aspect of bookish behaviour: reading, buying. borrowing, recommending, hunting, even defacing. This anthology includes diaries, memoirs, novels, plays and letters by authors from Samuel Pepys to Iain Sinclair, from Robert Louis Stevenson to Nick Hornby, from Laurence Sterne to Lucy Mangan. A perfect gift for the book obsessive in your life.… (more)

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