I know what you're thinking: "Dude, just play a Sorcerer". Well, I ask this question because of two main reasons. Wizards get some extra spells for specializing, and my DM says sorcerers are rare.
I was making a Wizard whom specialized in Illusions and didn't want the hassle of keeping the book around to read and study because if it's lost/stolen/burned and I'm out of spells...
So is there a way to do both the specialization and get rid of the spellbook? Or am I going to have to just justify Sorcerer?
Most of the books are available to me so if you reference a book I can look for it. If I don't have the book or it's in Dragon like all the good stuff is I can look it up.