‘Ex Libris : Confessions of a Common Reader’ by Anne Fadiman

Wanderlust at home

ex libris
Don’t be fooled by the title, the author is no common reader. Daughter of well known American author, editor and radio and TV personality Clifton Fadiman and screen writer and world war II journalist Annalee Jacoby Fadiman, it is but natural that Anne Fadiman grew up breathing books and words. One of the most delightful books that I have read in the recent past, this is ‘a collection of 18 essays written over a period of four years.’

When you have a father who has written books like ‘Wally the Wordworm‘, ‘Reading I’ve liked‘, and edited the likes of ‘The World Treasury of Children’s Literature’, ‘The World of the Short Story:A Twentieth Century Collection‘ and so on, how can one not fall in love with books? And the cherry on the pie is getting married to another bibliophile, and together accumulating books,


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Dabbling in numbers for a living while dreaming of words all the while.

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