squeaky-clean: Really helped me feel more comfortable reading technical books and large books. I've probably worked through more tech/textbooks this year than all other years combined. read comments

acheron: 12 different medieval manuscripts the author goes to visit. Describes their history, where they are now and what it's like to see them, contains many detailed reproductions of pages, etc. Not at all dry... read comments

schlagetown: Turned me on to the various lenses through which we can conceive of and appreciate libraries; their vast power and potential. read comments