11.28.2011

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"the book-lover's anthology stepped out of it's wrappings all gold-embossed leather and 
gold-tipped pages, easily the most beautiful book i own including the newman first edition. 
it looks too new and pristine to ever have been read by anyone else, but it has been: 
it keeps falling open at the most delightful places as the ghost of it's former owner points me to 
things i've never read before. like tristram shandy's description of his father's remarkable
 library which 'contained every book and treatise which had ever been 
wrote upon the subject of great noses.' 

i do think it's a very uneven exchange of christmas presents. you'll eat yours up in a week and have 
nothing left to show for it by new year's day. i'll have mine till the day i die- and die happy 
in the knowledge that i'm leaving it behind for someone else to love. i shall sprinkle 
pale pencil marks through it pointing out the best passages
 to some booklover yet unborn."
pg. 56


at the recommendation of my very good friend & fellow book-lover,
amanda, i recently purchased, devoured, and fell madly in love with
 the utterly adorable book, 84 charing cross road.

told completely through letters exchanged back and forth between a book-loving
script writer and a number of friendly salespeople at a second hand book store in london,
this work is a very quick read and will just as quickly work it's way
 into your heart.

2 comments:

  1. That book does sound charming. I'll have to add it to my Shelfari :-)
    If you haven't already, check out Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. It's english as well, and quite delightful.

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  2. love that book! & the movie is nicely done too.

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