I am on a reading spree of books about books. After Michael Dirda's gentle paean to overlooked books, this was an abrupt shift. Joe Queenan is a little tough and very opinionated, but though our taste in books diverges wildly (he will not read any books where the main character attended prep school while I am reluctant to pick up a book about the proles), he is very funny. He loves reading and France, and he is averse to book clubs and book recommendations from friends. And we both love Anne Shirley.