Asian Writers

June is dedicated to authors with ASIAN of books in this category will be posted all month....

Friday, November 2, 2012

Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was distressed, disturbed, disillusioned. I considered myself a reader who was not common - a reader who read by day and by night, skipping homework to loose myself in the pages of a book, sneaking under the duvet cover with a flashlight to escape notice. Pleading with friends and relatives for books of any kind and in any condition. As an adult, I excuse myself from family time to go bury myself in books. I gladly give up on a tele or a movie just to be able to read a few pages. At work every tiny coffee break is swapped for reading an e-book.

And all of that came crashing down as I slowly made my way through the pages of this thin book (relatively thin). A shocking realization swept through my body. I was not a common reader. I was several rungs below a common reader if Anne Fadiman was to be believed.