Library Stalking!!

November 12, 2010

I found this book at the bookstore. Being broke and all, I wasn't able to buy it. So I did the next best thing, I checked to see if my library had it. They did and I put a request in for it. And now I'm anxiously waiting for....

In the late 1990s, John Gilkey stole his way through a significant number of expensive antiquarian book collections. Ken Sanders, a book collector and security chair for the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, noticed the pattern of thefts and began pursuing Gilkey, whose obsession with his precious old books led him to commit a flurry of other crimes—stealing credit cards and forging checks. Bartlett opens up the quirky world of book collecting fanatics with respect but occasionally too much adulation—a perspective that Judith Brackley is guilty of in her more effusive moments. But on the whole, Brackley's enthusiasm is welcome; she excels when exploring the minutiae and arcana of the book collecting subculture and executes the male voices well, with a clear distinction and depth.

Doesn't this book sound sooo interesting?! The cover is what first caught me, then the title had my curious. By the time I finished reading the summary I knew I had to read it. Luckily, my library had it. I can't wait to get my hands on it!!


Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read on November 13, 2010 at 1:44 AM said...

Oh, it definitely sounds interesting! I think we can relate to the thief, almost.:)

Casey (The Bookish Type) on November 13, 2010 at 12:13 PM said...

Wow! I love this premise! It does sound fascinating! Thanks for bringing it to my attention =)

Jen on November 13, 2010 at 12:54 PM said...

I hope it's as good as it sounds. I'm trying to finish the book I'm reading now so I can start on it as soon as I get it!

Thanks for the comments!

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