Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman
themed reading challenge
Bookies love to read books about reading, and apparently, writers enjoy writing about their love of books as well. This was a pleasant collection of essays, covering topics such as combining libraries between spouses, writing in margins, favorite pens, reading aloud, and second hand book stores.
I enjoyed Fadiman's stories of growing up in a family of devoted bibliophiles, who were fanatical about punctuation and obsessed with book trivia. A slim volume, perfect for an afternoon of easy reading, this book was ideal for my themed reading challenge: books about books.