By Tom Raabe
During this tenth-anniversary version of the much-loved Biblioholism: The Literary habit, writer Tom Raabe takes a funny examine the all-consuming love of books and has up-to-date the data inside of through discussing the ever-mutating new E-landscape and its results on fellow biblioholics in all places. have you woke up the morning after a book-buying spree and been not able to recollect what percentage volumes you got or how a lot you spent? have you been reprimanded or fired for analyzing at the task? have you bought or rented extra residing house only for your books? if you happen to solution "yes" to all or any of those questions, don't be concerned. you're not on my own. the complete restoration awaits you-just purchase yet another ebook!
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Sixteen-city book tour to promote celebrity's autobiography falls flat as celeb fails to read his own book first. Thus far the recorded past. And what does the future hold? Look for these releases in the year 2010: Martha Stewart continues to pump out the sellers, but also expands her areas of expertise with Martha Stewart Solves the Middle East Crisis-the problem was apparently the name plates at the conference tables; they were tacky-and Martha Stewart Invents a New World Religion. Mars and Venus Travel to Mars and Venus, Respectively.
Pick only one. Oprah's Book Club goes in a radical new direction, as the queen of multimedia chooses a novel for her devoted fans that features a male who is not evil, but good. Sure, he gets killed on page 22, but still. Building on this brief chronology, we now turn to our ancestors in disease-to see how they played out their obsession. For we are not the first in history to feel the magnetic pull of the printed word. Others before us have sunk just as low, if not lower, into the whirlpool of biblioholism.
D. Shakespeare born, lives life in obscurity as Stratford-upon-Avon barrel-stave maker and romantic who dabbles in occasional verse and watches a lot of plays in his spare time, but who is known chiefly because of high-collared shirts he wears. D. D. , writes numerous manuscripts of plays- Romeo and Juliet, Othello, King Lear, etcetera-and stores them in his attic because he's too insecure to let anybody see them. D. Frankie Bacon's son, Francis, a local critic and writer who at age four had dedicated his life to making his old man pay for naming him Francis, finds manuscripts of dad's plays in attic.