Gabriel Emile Ed. Nicolet - Le Bibliotheque
We are the generation of nostalgia. We grew up in the age of transition. From hand-written letters to electronic mails. From film to digital. We were fascinated by new things, neglecting the way we spend our afternoons. Cupcakes and tea. Play-Doh and Polly Pockets. Young and naive. Technology completely changed the way we waited and we grew up too fast. The simple things in life seems more meaningful now. We grew up in the age of transition and have become the generation of nostalgia.
Bookplate, 1902. Robert Hall, an avid collector of Kemscott Press books.
On the library table are Kelmscott works, including William Morris’s The Glittering Plain and his 1895 translation of Beowulf. All the books are clearly bound in the distinctive Kelmscott full limp vellum tied with silk ribbons. The Wood Beyond the World is open to show a Morris-designed woodcut border and frontispiece. Leaning against the bookcase is a copy of the 1896 edition of Chaucer.
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what do you think about Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov? is that book suit your taste of book? thx (ps: sorry for bad english) (from mufidahfd)
I love Lolita. I see it as a dramatic story of a teenage girl, not as a love story. Yet, my favorite Nabokov book has been the Real Life of Sebastian Knight so far. I was fascinated by the poetic structure of Lolita as well but I can’t say I only like this kind of books. Sebastian Knight suits better to my book taste since it forces the limits of literature in my opinion.
Favourite Covers Friday- Brave New World-Aldous Huxley
For previous Favourite Covers see here: http://susanandherbooks.tumblr.com/tagged/Favourite%20Covers%20Friday
Which is your favourite?
Love the second popular cover.
59/365 (by Rhiain.)
It’s life that matters, nothing but life—the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all.
Stephen King on why he keeps writing:
“The major job is still to entertain people. Joyland really took off for me when the old guy who owns the place says, ‘Never forget, we sell fun.’ That’s what we’re supposed to do—writers, filmmakers, all of us. That’s why they let us stay in the playground.”
Read the full Parade magazine interview with Stephen King here.
Just putting this out there: if anyones ever interested in WW1 books, Fall of Giants by Ken Follett is excellent, and provides an insight in every major country. (from hotnarwhal)
Thanks for your recommendation. Hope it helps.
David Hettinger, Lazy Afternoon