3. The Lifetime Reading Plan, Clifton Fadiman (1960). Fadiman outlines a plan for reading your way through the great minds of Western civilization. Bought used somewhere.
4. Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, Anne Fadiman (1998). Daughter of Clifton Fadiman (above) presents a series of well-crafted essays about her lifetime around books. Favorite essay is about how she and her husband combined their libraries--by size or alphabetized by author. I won't give away the ending. Birthday gift 2001.
5. How to Read a Book: A Guide to Reading the Great Books..., Mortimer Adler (1966). Adler sets out responsibilities for the reader when they pick up a book. He provides a master reading plan at the end designed to cover the great books of Western civilization. Bought used. but forgot where.
6. Living with Books: The Art of Book Selection, Helen Haines (1935). Intended audience was librarians, "reader's advisers" and leaders of discussion groups--Haines presents a full discussion of book discussion, values and appraisals, and reviews of book categories. Birthday figt 1992.
7. The Magic of Books: An Anthology for Book Week, compiled by Sanford and Schauffler (1929). Created for "Book Week" (now faded into obscurity), a series of essays on books, libraries, and reading. Bought used somewhere.
8. The World's Greatest Books: Travel and Adventure, Edited by Northcliffe and McClure (1910). Part of a series of books published by S.S. McClure Company. Bought used somewhere.