January Book Photo Challenge 08 - Reading In Bed
"If I waited for perfection I would never write a word."
— Margaret Atwood
After all a book can be represented as a conversation with one’s demon.
On 28 March 1941, Virginia Woolf put on her overcoat, filled its pockets with stones, walked into the River Ouse near her home, and drowned herself. Woolf’s body was not found until 18 April 1941.
Amerika. Franz Kafka. Doubleday Anchor, 1955. Cover by Edward Gorey.
Amerika tells the story of the young immigrant Karl Rossmann who, after an embarrassing sexual misadventure, finds himself “packed off to America” by his parents. Expected to redeem himself in this magical land of opportunity, young Karl is swept up instead in a whirlwind of dizzying reversals, strange escapades, and picaresque adventures.
Friendly reminder that criticising a book or pointing out its problematic aspects does not equal shaming someone for what they read.
It is allowed and important to discuss problematic books.
April Book Photo Challenge: Day 7
Socially awkward character
It had been a while since I last read About a Boy, and I had forgotten just how hilarious Will and Marcus are. After taking these photos, I ended up re-reading the book in one sitting, and I’ll probably have to watch the movie later tonight as well…