A delightful read.
Starting book 7 of the year and am wondering just how much of a gut-punch this one will be.
“‘The Book‘... is rectangular because cows, goats, and sheep are rectangular too.” I love this quote from p331 of ‘The Book‘ by Keith Houston. A very enjoyable read that brought back some of the information I learned in my Graphic Communications courses.
I never expected to find a quote from The Princess Bride in this book!
Finally getting around to reading this lovely object. It‘s so nice to read a book that uses good paper!
Went to an author event this evening, Kate Atkinson in Conversation. Thoroughly enjoyed it - what a smart, funny woman. And not only did she sign the new one for me, but she also signed the other two I brought. Mikey-Cat was really enjoying the soft-touch lamination on the dustjacket of the new one, but is wondering about the significance of the flamingo.
Oooh, saw this on @CharissaWeaksAuthor ‘s post and had to have it. It was my favourite book when I was a very young adult, and the cover of this edition is gor-gee-ous!
I‘ve never read anything by Kurt Vonnegut, but found it in a freebie pile at work and thought it sounded interesting. And what could be better than reading on the dock at a cottage? #longweekendsareforreading
Went out and got another 2 tattoos today, one of which is bookish (and reminds me of this wonderful book by Terry Tempest Williams, where I HAD to go out and get my own copy to avoid marking up the library‘s copy I borrowed).
I know where my cat is - but need help with the unicorn...
Yay, I didn‘t get Kitty or Lydia!
Because I am that person you see in the bookstore, stroking the pages of books and crooning softly about paper quality, the BBE ordered this book for me, A Communicator‘s Guide to the Neuroscience Of Touch. Mikey-Cat has taken to lying on it. I guess he likes the feel of paper too.
Finished some lighter fare on my vacation and return to work, so now delving into this one. We Need To Talk About Kevin really affected me, and it was fiction - we‘ll see what this one does.
I FINALLY got to check out this place, Famous Last Words in Toronto. It‘s a bar that looks like my dream library (except I‘m sorry, I could not ever sort my books by colour). Reading their menu is a riot. They play music on a record player. My cocktail was the Princess Bride, and I got to sit and read and not be disturbed. Excellent!
Are you freaking kidding me‽ Is 32 over the hill‽ Nope, nope, nope. That‘s it for me - bailing fast on this one.
I have a few literary sins: 1. I totally judge books by their covers, 2. I buy books that sit in the TBR pile for years/ages, and 3. I hate lending out my books. Congratulations to MatchlessMarie on her 1,000 followers, and thank you for creating the giveaway #1Kgiveaway !