Tuesday, June 6, 2017

My life with Bob: Flawed heroine keeps book of books, plot ensues, by Pamela Paul

Ms Paul is the editor of the New York Times Book Review, a job she was evidently born to do.  An eager young reader, at ten she applied for a job at her local library and was disappointed to be told there were no jobs for children – even unpaid.  This memoir is tied to the books she recorded as read in her “Book of Books,” which she began in high school.  Bob accompanies her on her travels (or is updated on her return from notes if the journey was perilous enough that he might get lost).  Looking through the titles brings her back to where she was and what she was like at that point in her life-- and how her perception of the books she has read has changed as she has changed.  239 pp.

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