This book is the reason I started The Reading Life
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Because of my enjoyment of reading the various book blog posts, I decided to try to start my own book blog. I was going to focus on books about people who lead reading centered lives. Some of the greatest books of all times have been devoted to this theme, starting with Don Quixote, which has a good claim to being the most influential novel of all time, then we have what many say is the perfect novel, Madame Bovary about a woman made unsatisfied with her life my reading romance novels (in a similar vein to Anna Karenina) on up to a long list of more recent works. I assembled a list of fifty novels on this theme. I started my blog and The Elegance of the Hedgehog was one of the very first books I posted on. Soon I began to drift away from a strict focus on books about those in the reading life but in the back of my mind it is still the core theme of my blog.
My first post on it is here. I was just learning how to write a blog post then so if you read it don't be to harsh! I hope to reread this book in late 2014.
I also want to complement Europa Editions for the very high quality product. If publishers want the physical book to survive, and I am an E-reader, they need to have quality products like those of Europa.
The book was translated by Alison Anderson.
I also read and enjoyed her first novel, Gourmet Rhapsody.