Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader Book Summary and Study Guide

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The author, journalist daughter of grand old man of 20th century American letters Clifton Fadiman, wrote this series of essays about books and reading for "Civilization" magazine. The pieces are charming, erudite, warm, and funny, and include her thoughts about marrying her personal library with that of her husband, compulsive proofreaders, the love of fancy words, how to treat (and not to mistreat) a book, offbeat reading tastes, plagiarism, and the joys of perusing mail-order catalogs. Short and delightful.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Life of a profession:    -   writer Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   1 () United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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