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The Joy of Books #2020

The Joy of Books Burns s compelling yet accessible history of the reading experience rejoices in the diverse motivations and methods in the developing relationship between readers and writers even as he voices concern

  • Title: The Joy of Books
  • Author: Eric Burns
  • ISBN: 9781573920049
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Joy of Books By Eric Burns, Burns s compelling yet accessible history of the reading experience rejoices in the diverse motivations and methods in the developing relationship between readers and writers even as he voices concern at the powerful forces of ignorance and censorship that seek to keep them apart.

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    1. This is a delightful and very personal commentary on books and reading shared by a passionate lifelong reader All who love books can identify with Eric Burns, who has been associated with broadcast networks as a journalist, and most recently as a writer on the history of the media He discusses both the reader and the writer in his short book and catalogs some of his reading over the years He includes a suggested reading list of fiction and no fiction books that is likely to inspire most readers [...]

    2. Part memoir, part history, former newsman Eric Burns discusses books, their history, and important place in our world Burns is clearly a reader and wishes to share that love of immersing oneself in books with other kindred spirits However, his attempts to advocate for books, reading,and less technology and distractions frequently cross over into long winded rants Burns takes stabs at computers, video games, the education system, etc that take people away from reading, without ever proposing a [...]

    3. Deserves at another half star An easy read and fun indulgence for the bibluophilic ego I particularly enjoyed the epilogue myself, as he reflects on passing an appreciation for the written word to his own offspring I love his description of how one sees a story differently throughout time though the story itself hasn t changed a bit.At times he descends into damn kids, get off my lawn esque diatribes on the ills of modern society and the lack of cultural intellect among youth especially, but it [...]

    4. The book was nice but outdated I read it with that fact in mind I wanted to know about another reader s view on books I think the main two back drops of where I read lent to a dry read Big Bear in a hot car with nothing to do except read for 4 hours and at a sunny beach with nothing to do for hours Read and see this book as a jumping off point to explore the ideas, arguments, and facts Burns mentioned.

    5. Very interesting study of book reading Author is apparently a political conservative, but very open to wide readings First saw him interviewed on Book TV, the c span channel.

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