Archive for the ‘book’ Category

Reading this week that JK Rowling earns £3million a week <link> reminded me of this recent viral. I first saw it here <link>. And someone once compared Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings but I can’t find that now. It’s true there is nothing new under the sun.

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Wallpaper like this would save me having to build those shelves and buy all those books. Second thoughts I’ll buy the books.

Here’s the full collection <link>.  Thanks girl in the green dress <link>

Book clock

More book related stuff. Buy one here <link>

Well it’s not a chair and it’s not a bath and it’s not a staircase. It is a cool ladder bookshelf. Get one here <link>

Even more book furniture

via Neatorama <link>

Browse around and you’ll find a book staircase, a book bath and a book chair.

More book furniture

Just when you thought you couldn’t be presented with any more book furniture (bookworm chair and bath) here’s a stair case for a bookworm.

Found here <link> via delicious

Reading in the bath

This could be the perfect bath for a book worm, except it costs $17,300/£8,650.

Found here <link>. Purchased here <link>

I wrote about the perfect chair here <link>

The Bookinist

Read lots? Got a big house? Want the perfect chair for a book reader? This is it.

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As well as storing your books, it’s mobile and it has a reading light. Perfect. Buy one here. <link>

If you have to spend 5 hours and 26 minutes squeezed onto a flight from New York to Seattle then I highly recommend Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones <link>. The book didn’t last the whole flight but it certainly transported me to another place faster than the plane. It’s a moving young girl’s story set on the island of Bougainville in the South Pacific and was shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize. Jones is an established New Zealand author.

Throughout you really feel Jones’ love of books and the pleasure of reading.

“… you cannot pretend to read a book. Your eyes will give you away. So will your breathing. A person entranced in a book forgets to breathe. The house can catch alight and a reader deep in a book will not look up until the wallpaper is in flames.”

“… the one book that supplied me with another world at a time when it was desperately needed… it taught me that you can slip under the skin of another just as easily as your own, even when that skin is white and belongs to a boy alive in Dickens’ England. Now if that isn’t magic I don’t know what is.”

 “his survival weapon was a story.”

Which when I read this reminded me of someone who did that over a thousand years ago. Meet Scheherazade.

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Scheherazade is the narrator of 1001 Arabian nights. She told stories to save her own life and the lives of other women the King would have killed.

Get Mister Pip, it’s great.

A tribute to Fup the cat

A wonderful tribute to a cat that people loved <link>. The comments are heartfelt. I read and enjoyed the book you were named after and I think I would have liked to meet you Fup. We’ve had a series of cats in our family, all rescued strays. The most recent was Elliot (after TS) who died just before we moved to London.




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