Book Review: Around the World in 80 Books

Around the World in 80 Books by David DamroschNonfiction432 pagesPublished: November 16, 2021 by Penguin Publishing Group In January 2020, David Damrosch was developing a plan. He was going to follow in the footsteps of Jules Verne's legendary hero, Phileas Fogg, and travel around the world and in so doing, reflect on the books he … Continue reading Book Review: Around the World in 80 Books

Book Review: The Bookseller of Florence

The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissanceby Ross KingNonfiction/History496 pagesExpected publication date: April 13, 2021, by Atlantic Monthly Press The rare book trade is not unique to the modern era. It has, in fact, been a staple of society since there were books to trade, whether said books were … Continue reading Book Review: The Bookseller of Florence

Book Review: Reading Through the Night

Reading Through the Night by Jane Tompkins Memoir 248 pages University of Virginia Press Jane Tompkins was a respected professor of literature and award-winning author until she developed a debilitating chronic illness that sapped her energy, leaving her unable to travel, work, or even-- on her bad days-- write. With little choice but to stay … Continue reading Book Review: Reading Through the Night

Review- Dear Fahrenheit 451

Dear Fahrenheit 451 Annie Spence Nonfiction 244 pages Published September 26, 2017 From Goodreads: A Gen-X librarian's snarky, laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life. Librarians spend their lives weeding--not weeds but books! Books that have reached the end of their shelf life, both literally … Continue reading Review- Dear Fahrenheit 451