Advance Review Copy enerously provided through NetGalley in exchange FOR AN HONEST REVIEWI BELIEVE I STOPPED READING THIS an honest reviewI believe I stopped reading this 85% so this is not a DNF At first I was rather excited however as I
Progressed The Excitement Diminished Mainly At The Point When I the excitement diminished Mainly at the point when I that many of these things which were featured in this book were in the literature textbook we had in high school And other things I would note as common knowledgenot the right word basically things most book worms know just by searching new books reading and due to the existence of Wikipedia very few things were surprising to me and suddenly I had to push myself through this book I m To Catch A Thief going toive this two stars if only for the excitement I had at the beginning Unfortunately for me this book is pointless Enjoyable book for the book nerds out there I m a lover of the books on books in The Story Of Georgia S Boundaries general This one has some interesting facts and stories The author did a prettyood job of Thieves Nights giving space to a diverse set of writers This is the kind of book where you might read a few pages periodicallyrab a vignette or read a uote I would have enjoyed it being a bit like essays a la Kurlansky but it does Miss Dulane And My Lord good for what it is 35Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review Graham Tarrant recounts all the book related stories fights between authors writers put in prison alcoholic authors and much intermingling these with lists ofood books author uotes and brief facts about writers As both a trivia nerd and a bibliophile I absolutely loved this book Some of the facts I already knew but even those were written in a way that was still entertaining Bonus Guaranteed to up your jeopardy and trivial pursuit skillsThis unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher A bibliophile s heaven this is a 5 star book on books for book loversI loved every single page of this splendid reference Mrs Zant And The Ghost guide took a lot of notes highlighted areat many lines and added several dozen books to my to read list Best of all I learnt so muchThis Barack Obama great collectionives hypnotizing information about the Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning Why was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland banned in China Who was the first British writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature What was Truman Capote superstitious aboutHere is a light hearted book about books and the people who write them for all lovers of. .
Graham Tarrant ´ 6 characters2019For reviews visit wwwrootsandreadswordpresscom This is an interesting book about the history of books It s an easy read with chapters about the history of physical books and ebooks factoids about authors different enres and the publishing industry Some information is repeated in a couple of chapters and some information is very esoteric and bizarre It s a light fun read
WITH SOME SNARKY COMMENTS POPPING UP UNEXPECTEDLY IT ALMOSTsome snarky comments popping up unexpectedly It almost like a dialogue with the author at times because the writing is so conversational If you love books and I writing is so conversational If you love books and I assume you do since you are reading this then this is an enjoyable book filled with useful and useless information Thanks to NetGalley for a Kindle ARC of For the Love of Books This was a uick amusing read about the lives of some of the most celebrated authors in the worldTo be honest if you love books like I do some of these anecdotes are not new but some were like the fact that Truman Capote was so superstitious I enjoyed the fun facts section and sidebars where readers are iven a brief overview of some of the authors lives offering brief insight into their childhoods adulthood and what shaped their path toward becoming a literary starMy first caveat is that I would have enjoyed additional exposition on some of the authors nearly all are too brief and only a few paragraphs long Very Cliffsnotes likeSecond of the authors nearly all are too brief and only a few paragraphs long Very Cliffsnotes likeSecond book is very UK centric focusing mostly on authors in the UK so I m Oklahoma Statesman going to make an educateduess and say the author of this compilation is based in the UK or a local at leastThis may put off some American readers like moi looking for juicy andor fascinating tidbits on our favorite American authors There definitely wasn t enough of that hereThe part about book festivals was interesting but they are all in the UK Seriously As if the US didn t hold literary eventsThis was a fast read with some funny and amusing facts but it could have been so much better A Joy To ReadThis was a really enjoyable book to read I had so much fun reading it I learned all these things about books that I wondered about but was afraid to as. Ld of fictionFrom banned books to famous feuding authors from literary felons to rejected masterpieces from tips for aspiring writers to stand out book lists for readers to catch up on For the Love of Books is a celebration of the written word and an absolute page turner for any book loverRead all about .
Istory of books libraries the act of reading and writing an introduction to civilizations that contributed to this process interesting facts about famous books and authors publishing houses literature awards The chapters process interesting facts about famous books and authors publishing houses literature awards The chapters beautifully created under several provocative titles such as banned books writer s feuds prison sentences and pseudonyms It is uite obvious that the author has The Smash Smash Truck gonereat lengths to collect this cluster of information and create this Did you know that George Washington once worked as a book salesman Or that fewer than 4000 copies of Herman Melville s Moby Dick sold during his lifetime Moby Dick is now recognized as one of the reatest works of its time but Melville was so obscure at the greatest works of its time but Melville was so obscure at the of his death that his obituary was printed late and it listed his first name as HiramThis book is a book for and about books targeting bibliophiles It recounts the history and rise of eBooks and raphic novels banned books and the rationale for their banning and covers fun topics like famous writer feuds literature awards and the origin of words For example Dr Seuss is responsible for Adalet A Ao Lu Nun Romanc L giving us the word nerdThis is a book that is perhaps most enjoyed by setting it down and coming back to it oftenThank you to Graham Tarrant Skyhorse Publishing and NetGalley foriving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review This is a book about books which means every bibliophile will need a copy for their shelfIf you ve ever been interested in the love life drug use secrets superstitions and feuds of noted authors this book is chock full of the factsFor the Love of Books takes a look at the history of book banning and why certain books have been banned throughout the ages the history of printing and invention of e books famous author feuds word origins
top ten book lists and This is an entertaining book thatten book lists and This is an entertaining book that certain to hold a story or two readers haven t heard beforeThanks to Skyhorse Publishing for providing a DRC via Edelweiss For the Love of Books Stories of Literary Lives Banned Books Author Feuds Extraordinary Characters and More is scheduled for release on June Literature A treasure trove of compelling facts riveting anecdotes and extraordinary characters For the Love of Books is a book about books and the inside stories about the people who write themLearn how books evolved what lies behind some of the reatest tales ever told and who’s really who in the wor. ,