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How Reading Changed My Life

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  • Posted July 14, 2011

    Very Expensive at Only 68 Pages

    My apologies to Anna Quindlen, whose writing (and opinions) I admire greatly. However, I believe that reviewing this item as if it were a full-length book (which the B&N website did within the past week) approaches deceptive advertising. I like Anna Quindlen's work so much that I probably would have bought this brief piece anyway. Nevertheless, because the stated function of customer reviews is to give readers an informed choice, I am providing the information that Barnes & Noble has chosen not to disclose, along with a rating to alert others.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2002

    Shows how you can really love books

    I had never read anything by Ms. Quindlen before this book. But she won the Pulitzer in 1992 for her NY Times column. First, my English teacher gave me this book since I read a really lot, and no one really does anymore. Ms. Quindlen showed me that it really doesn't matter if you want to read all the time, since people like her and Oprah, and look how they turned out. Anyway, Ms. Qunidlen told us about her love of reading and all of the books she read, from Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga', Dicken's 'Bleak House', and Juster's 'The Phantom Tollbooth.' Her reading lists at the end always give me some sugestion for my next read. She tells us how no one, not her friends, parents, and other people never understood the way she loved books. She told how some people had the wrong idea about literature. For example, the novel 'Tristam Shandy.' She also expressed her fear that books might be going, but will never be replaced by computers, even though it is feared. But mostly she says how reading saved her sanity, life, and loves. It was a great book, one that I will always hang on to.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2005

    Great book, recommend to anyone who loves to read

    Great book. This was a short, but fun book to read. I would recommend it to anyone that has an interest in reading, or books. The book was full of interesting facts, and information about reading and the current trend. It¿s also help a self-proclaimed ¿book-addict¿ feel normal, because this books showed me that there are plenty of people that share a similar love for books that I have. I would give this book a five out of five, and would read it again.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2003

    Super Read for a Book Lover!!!

    I don't read classics as Anna talks about in this book. However, all you need is to be a reader to enjoy her views on books. I loved how she talked about books read on-line and actually holding a book when you read. There's no comparison to holding and feeling a book in your hands. How wonderful to pick up and thumb through a book. Books are here to stay or at least I hope they are. I also enjoyed the talk of banned books and views on the subject...Wow, how funny was that! I think this is a must read for readers. I was given this book at a bookcrossing meetup and can't say enough about it! It's amazing that this book found me since this is nothing I would normally read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2014

    If you love books, or Anna Quindlen, you should enjoy this book


    If you love books, or Anna Quindlen, you should enjoy this book. And if you are fans of both, please don't miss it!! Although I have seen complaints about the shortness of this book, I understand that Quindlen's book is one in a series by a number of writers who tell what books have meant to their lives. It is just a little dated at this point, but it's still quite relevant. As a lifelong bibliophile, I couldn't put it down! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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