All the Time in the World

My taste in reading material is wide and varied: SF/fantasy/"speculative fiction", mysteries (police procedurals, mostly), history, fanfic, straight fiction, smutty vampire books, biographies, poetry, cereal boxes, assembly instructions, the fine print, and your mind.

People of the Book

People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks I love old paper - hand-written notes, advertisements from old magazines, business paper like invoices or receipts - you get such a sense of the people who handled them before. People of the Book takes that sense a step further and tells you the stories of the people who created and protected one treasured book. (The book really exists, although Brooks' recounting of its history is almost purely speculative.)