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    chef's kiss

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    I'm suddenly eager to run off to my local library and check out ALL THE BOOKS This book gives a lot of insight on what goes into runn

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    45 stars Hundreds of thousands of books were burned to nothing but ash and hundreds of thousands of books were damaged enough to bring chills up the spine of any book lover reading this book about the fire at the Los Angeles Public Library that occurred on April 29 1986 The research and the writing here are impeccable The descriptions of the fire the librarians’ reactions and the many many volunteers who wanted to help it’s

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    This is absolutely brilliant nonfiction and a book about books about libraries ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ In April 1986 there was a large fire in the Los Angeles Public Library; so large in fact that over four hundred thousa

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    An ode to libraries past and present To the importance of books and how they are used by malignant governments book burning to control and frighten their citizens Although the main focus in on the library in Los Angeles and the fire that destroyed it and so many of their materials this book is so much The way

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    35 mixed opinions on this but I’ll post something later It dragged on a bit too much at the end and as I read I got exasperated Okay Time to explain myselfIn The Library Book Orlean aims to offer a well rounded discussion of libraries rooted by the story of the Los Angeles Library fire in 1986 When I read the summary o

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    Susan Orlean was speaking with the Los Angeles Times about this book before its release I enjoyed listening to her speak on NPR as wellWhen talking about her interest in writing about a big city library this is what Susan said “I could have done that anywhere I like the idea of doing it in LA out of this contrarian idea that people don’t associate libraries with LA which made it kind of delectable That said the 1986 fire forgive me was

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    Susan Orlean is a true genius at bringing seemingly any subject to life in a manner which is utterly fascinating and immensely readable I’d even read instruction manuals and Congressional reports if she wrote them Whether it’s orchids Rin Tin Tin or unconventional travel adventures her extensive research wr

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    If I hadn’t read it on my Kindle I would have considered burning this book after I finished it Yeah I finished it even though I w

  10. says:

    The Library Book by Susan Orlean is a 2018 Simon Schuster publication I couldn’t have been happier when this book finally reached the top of my TBR pile I’ve been looking forward to reading it for a long time N

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F libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done beforeIn The Library Book Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity; brings each department of the library to vivid life through on the ground reporting; studies arson and attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; reflects on her own experiences in libraries; and reexamines the case of Harry Peak the blond haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL than thirty years agoAlong the way Orlean introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters from libraries past and present from Mary Foy who in 1880 at eighteen years old was named the. 35 mixed opinions on this but I ll post something later It dragged on a bit too much at the end and as I read I got exasperated Okay Time to explain myselfIn The Library Book Orlean aims to offer a well rounded discussion of libraries rooted by the story of the Los Angeles Library fire in 1986 When I read the summary of this book there was a lot of emphasis placed on the library fire which really drew me in I was curious to learn about it and hoped this book would provide a detailed exciting explanation Instead I found Orlean s narrative style rather choppy and lacking focus The narrative is hard to follow especially since Orlean introduces so many different story lines historical sometimes multiple historical threads going at once observational her own memories and then alternates between each one in chapters that vary in length While this usually keeps a book moving and helps me maintain focus I found it hard to remember the details of the previous section on that same topic when I returned to a chapter on that same topic Since Orlean jumps between all these topics so often it makes the whole narrative hard to follow and creates a lack of focus in general While I appreciate library history and all the other details Orlean explored I wanted to learn about the fire itself It was hard to mush all the different chapters I had read about the fire into one coherent story since all the chapters are broken up and separated I feel like this book should be marketed less as one about the fire and one about libraries or the LA central library in general I think that would have helped me tame my expectations regarding the focus of the bookMy last complaint is that sometimes Orlean gets so deep in small plot points that really have no purpose She goes on and on with small topical details about library history which especially began to grate on me in the end I felt that the book really dragged on in the end as I began to get sick of the lack of focus on the fire and the endless seemingly meaningless details about the library or libraries in general I felt like Orlean was listing trivia points for no point other than to show off all the weird things she discovered during her research It would have been nice to see all these details cohered into some sort of larger purpose but that didn t happen I really enjoyed the first half of this book but as I continued I began to get frustrated If you are curious about library history and the LA public library system then I would definitely read this book just to learn some history Orlean s writing is strong and propels the book forward at least making this a pleasurable read I did really enjoy parts of this book so I can t completely write it off Thank you to NetGalley and Simon Schuster for providing me a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Deadshifted (Edie Spence, play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity; brings each department of the library to vivid life through on the ground reporting; studies arson and attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; reflects on her own experiences in libraries; and reexamines the case of Harry Peak the blond haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL than thirty years agoAlong the way Orlean introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters from libraries El agujero del infierno past and The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) present from Mary Foy who in 1880 at eighteen years old was named the. 35 mixed opinions on this but I ll Teddy post something later It dragged on a bit too much at the end and as I read I got exasperated Okay Time to explain myselfIn The Library Book Orlean aims to offer a well rounded discussion of libraries rooted by the story of the Los Angeles Library fire in 1986 When I read the summary of this book there was a lot of emphasis Calling Me Home placed on the library fire which really drew me in I was curious to learn about it and hoped this book would Mr. Francis Wife previous section on that same topic when I returned to a chapter on that same topic Since Orlean jumps between all these topics so often it makes the whole narrative hard to follow and creates a lack of focus in general While I appreciate library history and all the other details Orlean explored I wanted to learn about the fire itself It was hard to mush all the different chapters I had read about the fire into one coherent story since all the chapters are broken up and separated I feel like this book should be marketed less as one about the fire and one about libraries or the LA central library in general I think that would have helped me tame my expectations regarding the focus of the bookMy last complaint is that sometimes Orlean gets so deep in small The Shadow People plot Demons, Yes--But Thank God for Good Angels points for no The Pride and Prejudice Movie Cookbook point other than to show off all the weird things she discovered during her research It would have been nice to see all these details cohered into some sort of larger Vietnam Perkasie purpose but that didn t happen I really enjoyed the first half of this book but as I continued I began to get frustrated If you are curious about library history and the LA Losing Strength and Dexterity propels the book forward at least making this a Afghanistan pleasurable read I did really enjoy The Black Sheeps Secret Child parts of this book so I can t completely write it off Thank you to NetGalley and Simon Schuster for The Billionaires Desire providing me a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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Head of the Los Angeles Public Library at a time when men still dominated the role to Dr CJK Jones a pastor citrus farmer and polymath known as “The Human Encyclopedia” who roamed the library dispensing information; from Charles Lummis a wildly eccentric journalist and adventurer who was determined to make the LA library one of the best in the world to the current staff who do heroic work every day to ensure that their institution remains a vital part of the city it servesBrimming with her signature wit insight compassion and talent for deep research The Library Book is Susan Orlean’s thrilling journey through the stacks that reveals how these beloved institutions provide much than just books and why they remain an essential part of the heart mind and soul of our country It is also a master journalist’s reminder that perhaps especially in the digital era they are necessary than ev. If I hadn t read it on my Kindle I would have considered burning this book after I finished it Yeah I finished it even though I was bored senseless The author did a lot of research so I gave her 2 stars for sticking with it I could picture her with a Rolodex of notecards with every last fact that she had uncovered about this massive fire and anything else vaguely connected Then she didn t stop until she had put EVERY last fact into this book I like libraries I m sorry this one burned in 1986 I m sorry that the NYT put this on their 100 Notable Books list for 2018 I kept reading to figure out why Never did figure it out All Night Long (Nannies, pastor citrus farmer and The Freeze-Frame Revolution part of the city it servesBrimming with her signature wit insight compassion and talent for deep research The Library Book is Susan Orlean’s thrilling journey through the stacks that reveals how these beloved institutions The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 provide much than just books and why they remain an essential His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch perhaps especially in the digital era they are necessary than ev. If I hadn t read it on my Kindle I would have considered burning this book after I finished it Yeah I finished it even though I was bored senseless The author did a lot of research so I gave her 2 stars for sticking with it I could The Doctors Dating Bargain picture her with a Rolodex of notecards with every last fact that she had uncovered about this massive fire and anything else vaguely connected Then she didn t stop until she had The Collection put EVERY last fact into this book I like libraries I m sorry this one burned in 1986 I m sorry that the NYT Whispers of Feathers put this on their 100 Notable Books list for 2018 I kept reading to figure out why Never did figure it out

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On the morning of April 29 1986 a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library As the moments passed the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm As one fireman recounted “Once that first stack got going it was ‘Goodbye Charlie’” The fire was disastrous it reached 2000 degrees and burned for than seven hours By the time it was extinguished it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand Investigators descended on the scene but than thirty years later the mystery remains Did someone purposefully set fire to the library and if so whoWeaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire award winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniuely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story o. I m suddenly eager to run off to my local library and check out ALL THE BOOKS This book gives a lot of insight on what goes into running a library and has you growing a sense of appreciation for those who put in the the work to keep everything afloat It s kind of shaped as a true crime book but evolves into a love letter to books libraries At times it was a whiplash experience for me in terms of enjoyment as I didn t always find much interest in some of the things that were being explored but then something would pull me in and I d be right back in the zone