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The Groaning Shelf Summary ☆ 108 ´ Notes from a bibliophile on the romance of book collecting the beauty of dust jackets the lure of rare and first editions the art of browsing in second hand bookshops the bibliomania of book thieves movies about books the inner life of a reader the pleasures of bibliophily and of course favouritesThe delightful Notes from a bibliophile on the romance of book collecting the beauty of dust jackets the lure of rare and first editions the art of browsing in second hand bookshops the bibliomania of book thieves movies about books the inner life of a reader the pleasures of bibliophily and of course favouritesThe delightful genre of books about books which looks at the book as physical object as a. This site has been a gradual evolution in my reading graph I found this as one of the most influential web sites the TIME magazine rated The first thought was that of a regular social network with books added to it the review reading came next and then the online friendship with some well read people I now have a significant portion of my bookshelf crammed with books that were recommended in one way or another through this site This book while not a recommendation was something I found fro This site has been a gradual evolution in my reading graph I found this as one of the most influential web sites the TIME magazine rated The first thought was that of a regular social network with books added to it the review reading came next and then the online friendship with some well read people I now have a significant portion of my bookshelf crammed with books that were recommended in one way or another through this site This book while not a recommendation was something I found from a friend s list Even though I started off with Alberto Manguel this is the first book on Bibliophily that I have completedThe definitions in this book rate me as a lover of the Carnal kind when it comes to books More than the feel and the texture of the book I love the words the passages the characters the locales and the plot My reviews stand testimony to this there is no foreplay I cut straight to the plot There is a glee when I discover that such people do exist in the world of book love Pradeep Sebastian isof a collector than a compulsive reader as he confesses in the book The author being a journalist collects between the covers some of his writings that have appeared in national dailies What stands out here is a love affair with books that is a gentle madness that embraces many others in the world The author talks of varied topics on book love antiue rare books bibliomania the kleptomaniacs of the book world books about books famed book stores sherlockian pastiches and many others My evaluation is that it is a mixed bag in here like any other anthology of writingsSome of the writings are outright enjoyable while some do not spark the interest in account of them being extremely personal for the author the enthusiasm does not spill over to the reader One instance that keeps repeating over the pages is the author s love for two worksThe Catcher In The RyeThe Great GatsbyThey figure in almost every article while it s understood that they are seminal works in the annals of literature it shows to beof the authors favorites than anything else in this collectionIt is a very readable collection of short essays and there are uite a few interesting anecdotes and book recommendations in here for the book lover tooPassing note A uote I picked up from the book by Alberto ManguelFor the cosmopolitan reader a homeland is not in space fractured by political frontiers but in time which has no bordersI wouldn t define myself as a writer I would define myself as a reader

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Crafted work of art where its bibliographical aspects binding typography edition condition rarity matter as much as the literary content inside has seldom been explored in Indian writing with the cultic devotion displayed over these little essays that capture the drama of bookish obsession the joys and snares of the bookish life and the gentle madness that is book loveI have spent th. Truly amazing book I couldn t put the book down A bibliophile s delight

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The Groaning ShelfE last hour getting the books down and now they are everywhere in the apartment on the floor in boxes even on the bed What I am looking forward to is the putting back you remove them in haste but you labour over the rearrangement That familiar moment Walter Benjamin speaks of in Unpacking my Library when the books are not yet on the shelves not yet touched by the mild boredom of order. When passion for something is as great as this reading about it can truly be a wonder And this is the first time I read a book on books as a way if life Bibliomania can consume you or enlighten you or be a combination of both But reading about it surely made me wonder at the world that bibliomaniacs and bibliophiles inhabit