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Ex Libris - Confessions of a Common Reader

Anne Fadiman

Anyone who has ever loved a book will relish this playful, yet deeply literate collection of essays celebrating the joy of reading. From building castles with books as a child, to the trauma of joining her library with her husband's, the author reveals, with much warmth and humor, the intimate details of her lifelong affair with books. For Anne Fadiman, books are not built for function, and certainly not for decoration. They are close personal friends who never fail to delight and amaze. Fadiman gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "reading for pleasure" with her lyrical descriptions of the range of emotions evoked by literary experiences. And being read to is one of the greatest pleasures of all, according to Fadiman. You will understand just what she means as you sit back and enjoy Suzanne Toren's delightful reading.

Anyone who has ever loved a book will relish this playful, yet deeply literate collection of essays celebrating the joy of reading. From building castles with books as a child, to the trauma of joining her library with her husband's, the author reveals, with much warmth and humor, the intimate details of her lifelong affair with books. For Anne Fadiman, books are not built for function, and certainly not for decoration. They are close personal friends who never fail to delight and amaze. Fadiman gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "reading for pleasure" with her lyrical descriptions of the range of emotions evoked by literary experiences. And being read to is one of the greatest pleasures of all, according to Fadiman. You will understand just what she means as you sit back and enjoy Suzanne Toren's delightful reading.
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Anyone who has ever loved a book will relish this playful, yet deeply literate collection of essays celebrating the joy of reading. From building castles with books as a child, to the trauma of joining her library with her husband's, the author reveals, with much warmth and humor, the intimate details of her lifelong affair with books. For Anne Fadiman, books are not built for function, and certainly not for decoration. They are close personal friends who never fail to delight and amaze. Fadiman gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "reading for pleasure" with her lyrical descriptions of the range of emotions evoked by literary experiences. And being read to is one of the greatest pleasures of all, according to Fadiman. You will understand just what she means as you sit back and enjoy Suzanne Toren's delightful reading.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Suzanne Toren

Length:

4h 17m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:17