books about books

Books for Living

By Will Schwalbe
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Rated by Sarah As
Aug 22, 2017

Will Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club, the true story of Schwalbe and his dying mother reading and discussing books together at the end of her life, now shares another meaningful book. Books for Living reveals how particular books have taught Schwalbe life lessons over the years. He says these are “books that prompted me to remember something, realize something or see my life and the world differently.” The book is written in short contained chapters that are quick and easy to read one or two at a time.

I was familiar with some of the books and I understand how he takes

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

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Rated by Josh N.
Jul 10, 2013

When slacker web designer Clay Jannon finds himself downsized into unemployment, he takes a job working the overnight shift in a small, quirky bookstore, run by the eccentric Mr. Penumbra. Restlessness and curiosity drive Clay to stumble onto a vast, old conspiracy. Suddenly, his world is a collision of old and new, ancient bound books and pirated ebooks, hipster New York bars and Google headquarters in California. Such is the fun, fast-paced, geeky adventure of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. I adore this book! I'm not usually a fast reader, but I tore through Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour

Apr 23, 2012

“Thus it was that the dawn of sensibility was mistaken for the onset of senility.”

When Queen Elizabeth II unexpectedly finds herself on the City of Westminster travelling library, she immediately recognizes a dilemma. “Knowing that if she left without a book it would seem to Mr. Hutching that the library was somehow lacking”, and despite that “reading was something she left to other people”, the Queen checked out a book. And thus begins Her Majesty’s fascination with books.

Alan Bennett has penned an utterly charming and delightful tale; the first book I’ve ever wanted to immediately read

The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger

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Mar 23, 2011

The Night Bookmobile is a graphic novel written and illustrated by Audrey Niffenegger. The Night Bookmobile was originally written as a short story based on a one of Niffenegger’s reoccurring childhood dreams.  According to the author, the Night Bookmobile is the first part of a much larger work.  The book tells the story of Alexandra, a passionate reader, who discovers a battered Winnebago  on a deserted Chicago street.  The only person on board is a spooky looking librarian and a collection of books that seems to be all the titles Alexandra has read over the years, even the cereal boxes.