Wednesday, September 29

The October / November book list

Here are the 4 books that made the Oct/Nov book list:
1. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
2. The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman
3. Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
4. The Girl Who Chased The Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

Note: to see all the past book lists click HERE

My greatest wish...

"My greatest wish - other than salvation  - was to have a book. A long book with a never-ending story. One I could read again and again, with new eyes and a fresh understanding each time." - Yann Martel (from " Life of Pi")

Tuesday, September 28

I'm about to start reading..

"Alice Hoffman's new novel, The Story Sisters, charts the lives of three sisters–Elv, Claire, and Meg. Each has a fate she must meet alone: one on a country road, one in the streets of Paris, and one in the corridors of her own imagination. Inhabiting their world are a charismatic man who cannot tell the truth, a neighbor who is not who he appears to be, a clumsy boy in Paris who falls in love and stays there, a detective who finds his heart’s desire, and a demon who will not let go." - Amazon

Today I bought myself this novel. I am really looking forward to reading this book and since Alice Hoffman has been one of my favourite authors for over 10 years, I really don't think that I will be dissapointed by it.

What are you reading right now?

Tuesday, September 21

I wanted to tell...

"I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn’t already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant."

- from "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak

Monday, September 13

Clothbound Classics

Alice's adventures in Wonderland  by Lewis Carrol
Emma by Jane Austen
Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Don't you just love clothbound, hard cover books? I know i do. Penguin has a fabulous selection of clothbound classics. Go HERE to see full selection.

Wednesday, September 1

Clever book bag

Look its a its a bag...
Apparently this clever, canvas book bag  was sent to Anthropologie’s (a top US store) top customers in 2008 as a Holiday gift and thank you. Its very cool.

Books are delightful society...

"Books are delightful society.
If you go into a room and find it full of books
- even without taking them from the shelves
they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome."
-William Ewart Gladstone