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Quick Pick: October 28, 2016

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Liberty Hardy

Senior Contributing Editor

Liberty Hardy is an unrepentant velocireader, writer, bitey mad lady, and tattoo canvas. Turn-ons include books, books and books. Her favorite exclamation is “Holy cats!” Liberty reads more than should be legal, sleeps very little, frequently writes on her belly with Sharpie markers, and when she dies, she’s leaving her body to library science. Until then, she lives with her three cats, Millay, Farrokh, and Zevon, in Maine. She is also right behind you. Just kidding! She’s too busy reading. Twitter: @MissLiberty

Liberty Hardy

Senior Contributing Editor

Liberty Hardy is an unrepentant velocireader, writer, bitey mad lady, and tattoo canvas. Turn-ons include books, books and books. Her favorite exclamation is “Holy cats!” Liberty reads more than should be legal, sleeps very little, frequently writes on her belly with Sharpie markers, and when she dies, she’s leaving her body to library science. Until then, she lives with her three cats, Millay, Farrokh, and Zevon, in Maine. She is also right behind you. Just kidding! She’s too busy reading. Twitter: @MissLiberty

am I alone hereAm I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live by Peter Orner

Omnilegent people – this one is for you! (Don’t worry, I had to look that word up, too.) Orner has written a book for bibliomaniacs wrapped up in a memoir. Am I Alone Here is a thoughtful examination of what books means to us, and how the way we respond to a book can be as much about when it comes into our lives at what is inside it. He also discusses the lives of several famous authors, and what their words did – and didn’t – mean, as well as sharing personal stories about becoming a parent, going through a divorce, and losing his father. Get ready to underline pretty much the whole book.

Backlist bump: Readings: Essays and Literary Entertainments by Michael Dirda