Books about books

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Everybody likes a good book. But we seldom reflect on the nature and origin of the book itself. Here is a list of books about books

The Book Lovers’ Anthology by Bodleian Library

This book offers reflections on books, readers, and libraries. It talks of how books affect people, in the negative as well as positive way. The book contains excerpts from the novels of great authors like Jane Austen and George Eliot and essays by Samuel Johnson and Michel de Montaigne.

Browsing by Michael Dirda

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Dirda, this is a work about how reading stories and telling narratives leads to an interconnection between readers and writers and between readers and readers―and how these relationships change and shape one’s life.

Book Lust by Nancy Pearl

The book offers annotated lists of works on different topics ranging from food to Military Tactics. The author is a book lover and understands that for every reader the most intriguing preoccupation is to decide upon what to read next

Books: Tips, Stories, & Advice on Writing, Publishing, & Promoting by Dan Poynter

This is a collection of testimonials from different successful authors from around the world who talk to the reader about how to write, what to write, how to do your research and how to promote your work. This book is a one stop guide for budding writers and people who always wanted to put their thoughts on paper but do not know how to begin

Create space and Kindle Self-Publishing Master class by Rick Smith

This book offers step by step instructions on how to write a book. The author speaks about how to divide your time, arrange your work station and how to derive inspiration. The book is a must read for budding writers and authors.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Set during World War II in the Nazi occupied Germany, this book talks of how books can affect and liberate your soul. It is the story of a young girl who steals books when she cannot resist them.

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

This is an uncommon story of a queen who borrows a book from a library out of her sense of duty. But gradually reading changes her outlook and transforms her life.

Where I’m Reading by Tim Parks

In this book the author tackles the most basic of all questions like Is it necessary to finish a book? Why is reading important? And, How to choose a book.? The content and topic are interesting and captivating at the same time the author has great style and deals with equal alacrity topics ranging from complex issues to informative facts.

Off the Books by J. Peder Zane

This is a compilation of essays and writings on various topics related to books, reading and writers. The author also speaks in depth about literature and how it can change one’s life

The World between Two Covers by Ann Morgan

This book is a collection of critical essays by the author about different books around the globe that she has read. It is a colorful narrative of the author’s literary wanderings and the colors of various cultures. The author also talks of how the west is represented in the books from around the world

A Solemn Pleasure: To Imagine, Witness, and Write by Melissa Pritchard

In this book the author talks of her experiences as a war journalist and of her faith. She also talks of what an undeniable joy it is to write as well as to read. The book is radical but very effective.

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