One of my favorite literary loot items is this HPA mug! I love the design (and the quote, of course), and it makes a great bookmark container. #24in48
S. was recommended to me because I loved House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. I didn't previously know what ergodic literature was, but now that I do, I'm seeking more! Like House of Leaves, reading this book was an EXPERIENCE, one I enjoyed immensely. I can't wait to find more ergodic pieces to read. #ergodicliterature #shipoftheseus
I love this book layout! 😍
I EFFIN LOVED THIS BOOK. I could not put it down once I started...I‘m talking would rather read than sleep. I was engaged from the very beginning, I fell in love with Eric and Jen‘s story along the margins, and the Ship of Thesus book itself was full of weirdness, murder, espionage, mystery, and even a little of the paranormal funkiness. Read the margin notes as you go!! It really helps bring the whole thing together!!
I saw this on Litsy and immediately bought it simply because of the formatting! Super excited to get into this and see what it‘s actually all about!!
I positively LOVE all uniquely formatted books! They always add a little something to make the journey extra special I think!
Finally tackling this one. I‘m reading Ship of Theseus first and then going through the notes.
My husband just got this beautiful and unique book and he is so excited about it. He says he knows what he will be doing the rest of the night. He also said I am making him a book nerd 🤓
While buying S of a friend of mine he offered me some other free books. Would have been rude to say no 😉
Day 18: Book You Never Finished—I started reading S. soon after it was released in October of 2013. There were so many features that appealed to me: the bibliophile strangers bonding over the book within the book; the artifacts interspersed in the pages; the mystery. Sadly, I couldn't finish it within the loan period, and I never got back to it, even after NOS lent/gave me his copy. Someday, I shall return to it! #RiotGrams #BookYouNeverFinished
I heard about the book S. in the Books on the Nightstand Podcast. I had to have it immediately. And I still haven‘t read it, because I don‘t know how. ⠀
Any suggestions how to read this book would be welcome. ⠀
Starting this one today.
1. Cherry pie and custard 🍒🍒
2. Pretty Little Liars (total guilty pleasure!)
3. S by Doug Dorst/JJ Abrams. Reading this for my Goodreads 2018 challenge and have since discovered that there are websites dedicated to 'how to read' this book. Not intimidated at all!!
4. A matter of weeks #newlitten
The idea of this book is sooo cool and creative: there's an original, printed book by a mysterious author and in the margins of this book there are A LOT of notes from two college students, who pass the book back and forth between them. It's a bit difficult to read, but I really really love the idea.
This book is interesting but very slow to read. It has multiple story lines to follow with the novel, the footnotes, and the margins, plus added inserts to interpret. It will carry over into the new year for me.
We're all just in the muck trying to believe we're capable of greatness, but closer to breaking than we want to admit. And we tell ourselves stories--about ourselves,but maybe also all these stories about other people, about characters--as a way to hide from how small we are. #thriller
Aaah this book was so cool! I was worried it would be all gimmicks and struggles like House of Leaves (which I haaated, apologies to fans of it) but I got very caught up in Jen and Eric's story and enjoyed the whole puzzle experience of the book. Do I feel like I grasped all the clues and codes? Of course not. Is the novel part itself very good? Meh. But is it a fun and intriguing reading experience overall? Hell yeah.
I‘m finally able to add this beautiful copy to my bookshelf! I‘ve been wanting to own this for years!! Can‘t wait to dive into this epic story...
Cozying up with this new read for a little #litsypartyofone time this afternoon! I am so excited about all the margin notes and inserts, I can't wait to puzzle my way through this one 🔎
I'm taking a cue from @steverogers and doing an impromptu readathon this week before school starts up again. This is my very tentative list, but I would love to make a dent in some of these library books! I know we're all busy, but join in with #weekdayreadathon if you have some down time. We all need a little extra self-care these days, I imagine.
#sizzlinsummerbooks Day 27: Hated.
I wanted to love this book. Thought this book had a great concept, a story within a story. It's beautifully presented with lots of fun goodies but I couldn't figure out how the heck to read it...was I supposed to read the "story" or just the "comments"? Was I supposed to read them together? It was way too frustrating and I ended up hating it, not enough to get rid of it. I might try again someday.
#earthsong #lyricalapril finally saw a display copy of this cool ? book. I've seen posts about it but this was my first in person experience. I just took a photo of the display as you never know I may want to own it. It looks quite "earthy" ? There's a postcard of a primate ? #getindie
Lazy hotel day before my library conference starts? Time to start this one that's been sitting on my shelf for far too long. I've been intimidated by the reading process for this, but I'm also excited. Wish me luck!
I was really, really excited to hear about this book. As a fan of both House of Leaves & LOST, this should be perfect for me. But it fell a little flat for me😕
I didn't hate it - I'm glad I read it - I just can't rave about it.
If you're interested in this, I suggest buying a new copy - that's the only way to ensure the notes/maps/cards inserted are in their proper order. And that can be crucial to reading this.
This book is frequently bought with House of Leaves according to Amazon. Apt comparison except it's not as spooky and less confusing than HoL. There are different tips online for how to read it but I just read the Ship of Theseus chapter first, then went back through and read all the margin notes/inserts, repeat on next chapter. Worked for me. 👍🏽