Archive for the ‘book’ Category

Says it all

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.

 

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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.

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For reading recommendations Bookseer rules. I recommend it.

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

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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

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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).

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nureyev

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?

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

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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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