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It’s special to me because it’s great; it’s wonderfully creative; I love books; it comes from New Zealand.

A long thread of links lead me to this post – here.

New Zealand Book Council is here.



The Millions polled its readers on the top novels and compared it to a list of Pros. I was very pleased to see my personal favourite Out Stealing Horses appear in the Panel’s list. It seldom appears in these lists and it totally deserves to.

I also enjoy Oscar Wao (first on the readers list) but not as much as Out Stealing. The lists contain many good books. Read them.


For reading recommendations Bookseer rules. I recommend it.

The cover says it all. Buy one here <link>


The Guardian published its “1000 novels you have to read” here <link>. The classification was a little confusing. Fortunately Planet Zero re-ordered them into alphabetical order <link>.

Here are some of my favourites that are on the list and that I’d recommend:

  • Douglas Adams, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
  • Pat Barker, Regeneration
  • Paul Bowles, Sheltering Sky
  • William Boyd, Any Human Heart
  • Michael Chabon, Amazing Cavalier and Clay
  • Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep
  • Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
  • Sebastian Faulks, Birdsong
  • Nick Hornby, High Fidelity
  • Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses
  • Patrick Suüskind, Perfume
  • Tolkein, The Hobbit

I was also pleased to see Tintin and Asterix on the list.

If I took the time I’m sure I could add some, both old and new, but I’m not going to be picky. It’s a great reading list.

Things made out of books


Now I’ve gone and done it. My blog stats prove that posting about book furniture in all its shape and forms doesn’t drive visitors. I can’t resist. But this time the post is about things made out of books not things that hold books <links>. Enjoy (please).



I haven’t read my Google Reader for days. What do I find? Two very different bookshelves. I really like the branching one <link>. I’m less sure about “Nureyev” – ths spinning number <link>. Where would you put it?



Gives light, stores your books and acts as a bookmark all while looking gorgeous. It’s called Lili Lite. Buy them here <link>


Is this practical? Perhaps not. The concept is very clever and, to mind, very cool. Original post, in French, here <link> . Thanks Design You Trust.

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