Book Photo Challenge
The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes is one of four complete Sherlock Holmes story collections that I own and it’s my favorite, for obvious reasons. A beautiful and lovingly crafted work.
How can I tell you that
Last night you came
Unbidden, in a dream?
Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending
Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell:
The narrators hear their echoes in history and change their destinies in ways great and small, in a study of humanity’s dangerous will to power. A reluctant voyager crosses the Pacific in 1850. A disinherited composer gatecrashes in between-wars Belgium. A vanity publisher flees gangland creditors. Others are a journalist in Governor Reagan’s California, and genetically-modified dinery server on death-row. Finally, a young Pacific Islander witnesses the nightfall of science and civilization.
It is still beautiful to hear the heart beat
but often the shadow seems more real than the body.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane - A little edit…. (by Steve Bomford)
Hi! Can you suggest to me words that are related to books and/or reading? Thanks! :D (from heylittlejellyfish)
the fear of running out of reading materials
the characteristic, faint, musty smell of old books
tsundoku 積ん読 (つんどく) (n. Japanese)
the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up together with other such unread books
vāde mēcum (n. Latin)
favorite book carried everywhere; a handbook of useful information kept at one’s side lit. “go with me”
dhvani (n. Sanskrit)
lit. ‘sound’ or ‘echo’; the feature of a poem/line of having a hidden meaning that strikes you in the second or further readings, but not the first
David Foster Wallace, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again
Book Club (ilustración de Jeff Basting)