Friday, December 1, 2006

A Pound of Paper

Just finished a nice book called “A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict” by John Baxter. Details of his life and adventures in pursuit of collecting. Growing up in the Australian outback and Sydney, later living in London, Los Angeles and Paris. One caveat, he does tend to have that sort of (perhaps) unconscious Australian laddism “That’s not a knife...THAT’S a knife” that seems to be fairly common in the male of that species. Provided your refined 21st C. feminist sensibilities can tolerate that, it’s quite a nice book.