Birthday book shopping! Half used/half new. Two of the books are of publishers I collect: nyrb & the coveted Virago Modern Classics “green spines”. Needles to say it was a most excellent haul...Now off to finish the last week and a half of this semester so I can properly enjoy these books! #gradschool #archives #mlis #nyrb #viragomodernclassics
#BookMail Pt3 & the last from today is another Virago Modern Classics Edition, this time it‘s a Nora Ephron story called Heartburn. While it may not be as colourful as Frost In May or The View From The Harbour, if you look closely you can see little hidden details in the pattern. And that makes 7 VMC down, 6 to go! #ViragoModernClassics #ImABookMagpie
#BookMail Pt2 today is this gorgeous #ViragoModernClassics Edition Of Frost In May by Antonia White. These are such beautiful editions, yet another collection I‘m totally obsessed with (thank you again to @SavidgeReads for waving them in my face!) I really should finish buying one series before starting another, but I only have 2 more to collect in the Bloomsbury Modern Classics, so I indulged. #isithoardingifitsbooks #wegonnaneedabiggerhouse
#HeatOfJuly #day5 #BlurredLines In a huge coincidence, today‘s #BookMail Pt1 has these amazing blurred lines on the cover with faces hidden in them. This is the 5th #ViragoModernClassics I‘ve added to my collection & is one of the most striking. With a foreword by Hilary Mantel, it should be a great read as well.👍
#BookMail Bk3 is a particularly pretty #ViragoModernClassics Edition of A View Of The Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor(am I the only one who thought it was the actress at first?) With a foreword by Sarah Waters, set in a small coastal village, it‘s a novel about secrets and lies. And did I mention how pretty it is?😍
#BookMail Bk2 is another #ViragoModernClassics, this time Memento Mori by Muriel Sparks. I‘m totally in love with these editions, the patterns on the covers, the French flaps plus the new forewords by other authors in the genre. Looks like I‘m gonna need a bigger library.
Some more #BookMail today, coz clearly if there‘s carpet space I don‘t have enough books😋. Bk1 is the #ViragoModernClassics 40th Anniversary Edition of Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith with a foreword by Gillian Flynn. Once again, Thankyou @SavidgeReads for giving me another book obsession!
#BookMail Pt11 is the first of my new obsession, #ViragoModernClassics. With gorgeous covers & French flaps, they are absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much @SavidgeReads your flaunting of them on YouTube has given me the bug too. On order, I also have Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith, A View Of The Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor & Memento Mori by Muriel Spark. Coz I have masses of room in my library. Not.🤗
I just started reading this beautiful new hardback from @viragopress. It‘s an anthology, that celebrates the women and men, who have written the introductions to forty Virago Modern Classics over the last four decades. I‘ve always loved reading about the books that have shaped authors and why they love them, so this is definitely a treat to read!
#viragopress #VMC #viragomodernclassics