Booklover: A One-Year Journal of Reading, Reflecting & Remembering

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As a member of perhaps the last generation of truly devoted readers, Tim Bazzett uses a lifelong love affair with books as a springboard to recalling an eventful life marked by unexpected twists and turns that took him and his family from Michigan to California to Europe and back, during his various stints as student, teacher, and recycled soldier. He reflects thoughtfully on his 21 years as a Russian linguist with the National Security Agency, noting the sacrifices required by a career cloaked in secrecy and the toll it can take on a marriage. In the end, however, Booklover is most of all a love story, a nakedly candid and affectionate look back by Bazzett at more than forty years of living and raising a family, all with the same brown-eyed girl he met on a Michigan college campus in 1967. If you are a booklover, you will love this book.

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"Brave, moving and important ... The sections about [Bazzett's] work at NSA are incredibly poignant and transcend anything about intelligence, but are about men and work ... He has my admiration for his dedication and storytelling."
Doug Stanton
author of the New York Times bestselling books, In Harm's Way and Horse Soldiers

"Tales galore - funny, serious and moving ... all about connectedness and the importance of friendship ..."

~ Olive Mullet (Professor Emerita of English, Ferris State University), in The Big Rapids Pioneer

"Bazzett creates a strong personal voice [that] gave Booklover
the kind of authenticity a memoir needs ...  He uses humor well, and I laughed out loud many times ... A most enjoyable read."  ~ Gail Pool, former editor of Boston Review and author of Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing in America

"Booklover was a wonderful celebration, not only of reading but of life! Full of joy and wonder, a few tears, and always always, the pleasure of reading." 
~ Nina Sankovitch, author of Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading and founder of the website readallday.org

"How can I not mention this latest memoir from Tim Bazzett? On the cover of "Booklover: A One-Year Journal of Reading, Reflecting & Remembering," he stands next to a stack of books he's read and right there, smack at knee level, is my own "An Open Book." Bazzett has been chronicling his life in a series of digressive reminiscences, starting with "Reed City Boy" and "Soldier Boy" ... If you like memoirs, check out this latest installment ..."
Michael Dirda
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and critic for The Washington Post
, and author of the classic midwestern memoir, An Open Book

"An absolutely authentic and frank account of what it was like to have lived as an adult during the decades that followed the upheavals of the 60s ... Booklover captures the sense of that time when everything was changing and family life was, in a sense, being reinvented; the feeling of restlessness, of trying to get more out of life, of seeking adventure, of being willing to take chances. What's especially good about it, I think, is that it speaks of these things in the context of a marriage and a family, and more or less mainstream values, not in terms of some fringe situation. People in their 50s and 60s will identify with the book, even though the particulars of their lives will have been different; and younger people will find it interesting for the insights it provides about their parents ... A fine and honest book by turns hilarious, poignant, and moving ..."

~ Donald Lystra author of the award-winning novel, Season of Water and Ice -- ForeWord Clarion Reviews

"Lots of people say that they are going to write a book when they retire. Tim Bazzett has done that in spades, five books in six years. Across these titles he has told the important stories of his time, and place, and community with skill, insight, compassion, and humor. In his newest, Booklover, Tim shares his reflections on a year's worth of reading set against the memories of a lifetime with books. And once again he gives us an entertaining and thoughtful read."

~ Aaron Stander author of the Ray Elkins mystery-thrillers, and host/producer of "Michigan Writers on the Air" at Interlochen Public Radio -- ForeWord Clarion Reviews

"Many writers present the reader with a particular 'voice.' Tim Bazzett takes it farther, putting his whole irrepressible self on every page, attending to what interests him and making it interest you. It's all here - confidence, humor and good will."

~ Curtis Harnack former president of Yaddo, and author of the classic memoirs, We Have All Gone Away and The Attic -- ForeWord Clarion Reviews

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