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My Reading Life

Welcome to my library.

Dog-eared paperbacks falling to pieces.

Second-hand books from the stores and barrows of four continents.

Modern first editions, some inscribed…

I wrote My Reading Life in 2008. It is a celebration of the written word, of the pleasures of reading, of the enduring quest for knowledge.

I have always had a great love for books. Yet for many years the literary canon was alien to me. I didn’t know where to start, had no guide to place a comforting arm on my shoulder and say, ‘Now Tolstoy isn’t that hard.’ A few tips, a smattering of clues would have been deeply helpful.

My Reading Life doesn’t claim to be an exhaustive guide to the world of books. Rather, it aims to provide a kind of jumping off point for those who are curious.

My Reading Life is now out of print. But it is available as an e-book.

It can be purchased from:

Penguin Books Australia

Amazon books for Kindle

2 Comments leave one →
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    June 4, 2013 12:55 pm

    Is it time to update your reading list Mr Carr…read any good books lately?


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