Books for Living

Books for Living

eBook - 2016
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From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, and to find the answers to life's questions big and small. In each chapter, he discusses a particular book and how it relates to concerns we all share. These books span centuries and genres—from Stuart Little to The Girl on the Train, from David Copperfield to Wonder, from Giovanni's Room to Rebecca, and from 1984 to Gifts from the Sea. Throughout, Schwalbe tells stories from his life and focuses on the way certain books can help us honor those we've loved and lost, and also figure out how to live each day more fully.
Publisher: 2016
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Vintage, 2016. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5909 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780385353557


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Mar 05, 2017

It's an interesting and enjoyable book. It made me laugh and there are touching stories. I learned things from the book and it made me think about why I read books. The author is down-to-earth. The chapter about the story, "Rebecca" and betraying was sad. The book also asked the question, "Has a book saved your life?". My answer, "The Superstress Solution" by Dr. Roberta A. Lee.

Feb 03, 2017

I was drawn to this title because I love books about books. Unfortunately, it is that very aspect of this book that disappointed me. The premise is that the author discusses the influence and impact that different books had on his life. Well there is plenty about his life experiences and his philosophies but the book connections were very weak. Almost non-existent at times. It was still a decent quick read but it didn't satisfy the book nerd in me at all.

ehbooklover Jan 29, 2017

I love books. I love books about books. The strength of this one is the author's writing style: the reader feels as though they are having an actual conversation with the author. An emotional, charming book written by a man whose passion for all things books and reading is obvious.

Jan 10, 2017

For me, not as good as Schwalbe's End of Your Life Book Club, but still an enjoyable book that many book lovers will appreciate.


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