Bibliophile's Devotional contains a book-a-day for a year. This is a preview of
365 books, one-a-day handpicked by Ephron to "nourish the book lover in all of you. Some
are classics others may become classics." (to quote Ephron)
The subjects run the gamut from history
(A Stillness at
Appomattox) to politics
President's Men) to mystery
(The Woman in
White) to biography
to war (From
Here to Eternity) to fantasy
Adventures in Wonderland) to adventure
Blood) to poetry
Wasteland) and more.
Each segment contains a synopsis, a bit about the author, awards, and commentary.
I found this book an engrossing one. I found myself making lists: a list of books I had read
and now wanted to read again (where will I find the time?)
Count of Monte Cristo,
Copperfield); and a list of those I had missed in the past:
The Color Purple,
On The Road)
(where is that time again?) and maybe some day
War and Peace.
I was amazed at how few of the "days" I hadn't read.
This is a book with never-ending pleasure. Just to read those 365 entries is to browse
through your friendly library. I did not confine myself to reading a book a day. I couldn't
resist turning from day to day until I had spent the whole year with these classics. This has been
like becoming reacquainted with friends almost forgotten.
Everyone's library should have a copy of this.