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A Reading Diary

(2004)
A Year of Favourite Books
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While traveling in Calgary, Alberto Manguel was struck by how the novel he was reading (Goethe's Elective Affinities) seemed to reflect the social chaos of the world in which he was living. An article in the daily paper would suddenly be illuminated by a passage in the novel; a long reflection would be prompted by a single word. He decided to keep a record of these moments, rereading a book each month, and forming A Reading Diary: a volume of notes, reflections, impressions of travel, of friends, of events public and private, all elicited by his reading. From Don Quixote (August) to The Island of Dr. Moreau (February) to Kim (April), Manguel leads us on an enthralling adventure in literature and life, and demonstrates how, for the passionate reader, one is utterly inextricable from the other.



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May 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader's Reflections On A Year Of Books
Author(s): Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 1-84195-638-4 / 978-1-84195-638-1 (UK edition)
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Title: A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader's Reflections on a Year of Books
Author(s): Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 0-374-24742-0 / 978-0-374-24742-3 (USA edition)
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September 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Reading Diary
Author(s): Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 0-676-97590-9 / 978-0-676-97590-1 (USA edition)
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Reading Diary: A Year Of Favourite Books
Author(s): Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 1-84195-821-2 / 978-1-84195-821-7 (UK edition)
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November 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader's Reflections on a Year of Books
Author(s): Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 0-312-42445-0 / 978-0-312-42445-9 (USA edition)
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September 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Reading Diary
Author(s): Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 0-676-97591-7 / 978-0-676-97591-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books Canada
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Title: A Reading Diary: A Year Of Favourite Books: A Year Of Favourite Books
Author(s): Alberto Manguel
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February 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Reading Diary
Author(s): Alberto Manguel
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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