n. the strange wistfulness of used bookstores, which are somehow infused with the passage of time—filled with thousands of old books you’ll never have time to read, each of which is itself locked in its own era, bound and dated and papered over like an old room the author abandoned years ago, a hidden annex littered with thoughts left just as they were on the day they were captured.
I'm going on a trip to be with my family for thanksgiving. Where they live my father and I always visit a local bookstore that really is truly amazing. I was wondering if you have any suggestions of what book I should look into this time. Lately I have been rereading Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, and a selection of stories by Neil Gaiman. If anything in the same genre comes so mind, I'd live to know! Thanks, an happy holidays in advance :) (from idrinkcactusjuice)
You might like Momo by Ende, The Solitaire Mystery by J.Gaarder, Wizard of Oz, The Secret Garden, Kafka on the Shore by Murakami, His Dark Materials, books of China Mieville, Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams…
Have a happy holiday and nice trip :)
Seeing how much you liked 1984, what's your opinion on Brave New World? (from heavenonabreeze-deactivated2013)
I like it although it was not as devastating as 1984 for me. I am one of those who think Brave New World makes more sense for today’s world and we should not ignore the hidden humor of Huxley.
threepenny novel (1960 ed.)