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.)
People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
What's your opinion of the book 1984 by George Orwell? Any comments about the writing or style? I'm going to read it for ELA class, & I'm wondering if I should look forward to it (: (from und0ubtable)
1984 is one of my favorite books and favorite dystopian novel. It had such an intense and striking influence on me that I didn’t want to read any other book after I had finished it. You may not indulge in the style of the book quickly but it makes perfect sense and I hope you’ll like it as well :)