We want to walk into the pages…the closer we get, the better.

fadiman croppedWhat kind of reader are you?  Anne Fadiman gives a book-length answer to that question in Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader.  She tells stories  about her passion for reading books.  For example, she describes the thrill of going to a place that a book describes, then reading about it, so she can have both the book and the place right in front of her. The ideas is that they enhance each other. She calls it “You-Are-There” reading.  (I’ve done that)  She’s a serious reader who doesn’t take herself too seriously. Fadiman strikes a balance between lightheartedness and depth.

Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 200), 66.




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2 Responses to We want to walk into the pages…the closer we get, the better.

  1. Lucille Lewke says:

    I love the idea of reading something and then taking the book to the place and reading it again there. I want to do it sometime. LL

  2. Grace Benveniste says:

    I like that idea also Lucille! It would be fun to do together!

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