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Fond of reading books.‘a book-loving boy who hoped to become a lawyer’
- ‘I searched out the most rabid book-loving professionals I could find, those who eat plots for breakfast and dream ISBN numbers.’
- ‘As a book-loving girl in a small Bulgarian town she devoured Charles Dickens and Shakespeare.’
- ‘The novel tells the story of Don Quixote, a humble, book-loving village gentleman who dries up his brain by reading too many cheap romances, and decides to throw it all in to become a knight errant.’
- ‘A member of the book-loving Alcuin Society, which is organizing the roadshow with Vancouver Public Library, Page first thought about taking books in for appraisal at a prior roadshow.’
- ‘His lack of early formal education was in part countered by memories of his book-loving father, and in 1904 he began the laborious process of self-education which was to dominate his youth.’
- ‘The book-loving Fillmores - Millard and Abigail - overcame congressional opposition to establish the permanent White House library.’
- ‘And bookshops, logically, are also good, especially when they contain book-loving people who bring to our attention interesting books, unusual books, quirky books, really old books and so forth.’
- ‘These are book-loving men, women and children from the community who volunteer their time, energy and ideas to enrich public libraries, starting with their own local library.’
- ‘In September, Ms. Gursky received a birthday gift from her husband that earned her the envy of her book-loving friends: the complete collection of the Penguin Classics Library, 1,082 books sold only by Amazon.com for nearly $8,000.’
- ‘The book-loving couple was drawn to the local public library; in particular, they liked the children's section which, besides being well-stocked with books, had a variety of activities for kids.’
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