Review: Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge by Richard Ovenden

Title: Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge Author: Richard Oveden Genre: Nonfiction Pages: 238 Read: January 16, 2021 In this book, Richard Ovenden, Director of the Bodleian Libraries at Oxford, describes the deliberate destruction of knowledge held in libraries and archives from ancient Alexandria till now. While I expected this … More Review: Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge by Richard Ovenden

Review: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel

Title:  I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life Author: Anne Bogel  Genre: Nonfiction Format: eBook Pages: 161 Dates Read: October 13, 2020 “We are readers. Books grace our shelves and fill our homes with beauty; they dwell in our minds and occupy our thoughts. Books prompt us to spend pleasant … More Review: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel

Review: Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount

Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount February 25, 2020 While parts of this book were interesting, overall it was a little bit of a disappointment for me. By the halfway point I found myself getting bored and skimming the sections, which is never good. Part of this was because the sections were being repeated … More Review: Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount