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What We Talk About When We Talk About Books: The History and Future of Reading by Leah Price: Even as a lover of books and all they represent I couldn’t have imagined how much I ended up enjoying this read. A short work which connects the act of reading—our physical relationships with books and how this has changed over time—to technology and society, I wasn’t able to put this book down. Taking into consideration the different environments we read in, how these have changed over time as a result of the changing nature of books—and how books have in turn been shaped as a result of the environments they are consumed within—this read hit on everything that I love about the world: books, sense of place, technology, and a love for the things that make us realize that we’re human. Perhaps that last point is a bit of a stretch. Likely not. I didn’t realize that book history was a thing’, although this should come as a surprise as I did read A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel just over a year ago. If I had one criticism it would be that this world was too short. While a perfect length for a casual read, I found myself wanting more. Had I not borrowed this book from the library I would have had like to purchase it. Definitely something I will be on the look-out for as a used book.

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