Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman
Any bibliophile will devour this collection of essays about the love of books, reading, and words. What do two people who love to read do with their personal libraries? How might it feel to live in a family where everyone is passionate about words? Why don’t we read out loud much anymore? And, fess up: are you a courtly or a carnal book lover? Don’t be frightened by the word essay—these are approachable and funny writings that will remind you why you love to read.