My dear friend John Wilson, editor of Books & Culture
— which you should be subscribing to, by the way — called yesterday evening and asked if he could drop off something at my house. It turned out to be a copy of the brand new Oxford Companion to the Book
, which I will be reviewing for B&C. Oh my goodness. I have so much else to do, but . . . this is really, really beautiful.
February 3, 2010