Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Biblioholism - Tom Raabe
I was expecting something lighthearted about people who like to read. A lot. What I did find was a book about people who are honestly addicted to buying books. Not necessarily reading the books, mind you - just buying and reading some of them. It was a scary and hilarious book it had quirky anecdotes and lists, even a quiz. I related to some of it, but not all of it. And that was just fine. Don't pick up this book thinking that it's going to be one of those walks down memory lane (which is lined up with books).
This is a book about individuals who are obsessed with books. Nothing less. Nothing more. And it is an extremely entertaining and quick read.