Sunday, June 10, 2018


My Life With Bob - Pamela Paul

Product Description(Amazon)
Imagine keeping a record of every book you’ve ever read. What would this reading trajectory say about you? With passion, humor, and insight, the editor of The New York Times Book Review shares the stories that have shaped her life.
Pamela Paul has kept a single book by her side for twenty-eight years – carried throughout high school and college, hauled from Paris to London to Thailand, from job to job, safely packed away and then carefully removed from apartment to house to its current perch on a shelf over her desk – reliable if frayed, anonymous-looking yet deeply personal. This book has a name: Bob.
Bob is Paul’s Book of Books, a journal that records every book she’s ever read, from Sweet Valley High to Anna Karenina, from Catch-22 to Swimming to Cambodia, a journey in reading that reflects her inner life – her fantasies and hopes, her mistakes and missteps, her dreams and her ideas, both half-baked and wholehearted. Her life, in turn, influences the books she chooses, whether for solace or escape, information or sheer entertainment.
But My Life with Bob isn’t really about those books. It’s about the deep and powerful relationship between book and reader. It’s about the way books provide each of us the perspective, courage, companionship, and imperfect self-knowledge to forge our own path. It’s about why we read what we read and how those choices make us who we are. It’s about how we make our own stories. 
Hardcover: 256 pages 
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (May 2, 2017) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 1627796312 
ISBN-13: 978-1627796316

MY THOUGHTS: This is a book every book reader should read.  I personally don't have a list of books I've read, except for the ones I've kept here at my blog, under my "My Library" tab.  Some of the early books I read as a child are gone from my memory, but I can still remember reading some.  If only I would have knew about this book way back then.  So do you keep track of your book reading?  If so, how do you do it?  I give this book 5.....

This book is for 3 of my reading challenges....
Epistolary Challenge
Library Love Challenge
Outdo Yourself Challenge

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