Do you know the feeling when you start rereading your favorite books and suddenly all you want to do is reread? A little while ago I finished A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki, one of my absolute all-time-favorites and part of me just wants to keep going with books like it, such as To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey, the highlight of last year. The thing that's stopping me is the growing pile of library books I’ve been gathering as all my reservations decided to come at once. I’ve already read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (5/5 stars) and The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (4/5 stars), I’m currently in the middle of Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates (really liking it so far!) and next up is The Vegetarian by Han Kang. February is certainly filled with some exciting novels, but who knows when I’ll have the chance to pick up one of my unread books. What about you, what’s going on with your reading life at the moment?
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(BOOKBINDING). Katalog für die Fach-Ausstellung bei Gelegenheit des VII. Verbandstages des Bundes Deutscher Buchbinderinnungen abgehalten am 15.-22. August 1886 im mittleren Schrannenpavillon zu München… Munich: 1886. •
The catalogue of the exhibitors of the bookbinding trade fair in Munich in 1886. The first 20 pages list the exhibitors and the 80 pages of ads are an invaluable record of the most important bookbinders, manufacturers of bookbinding machines and supplies, and fine binders of Germany. •
I’ve been sick for almost the last 3 weeks, so I’ve been reading a lot more middle grade than usual because it’s about all my brain can handle lately. But oh my goodness, I absolutely loved Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin. My little fairy tale loving girl Eden has enjoyed hearing snippets from it too and the illustrations are gorgeous!! 5
Over-stuffed book shelves or over-flowing personal libraries or antilibrary is something we need to worry about or hold ourselves guilty for. Be it Umberto Eco or Swami Vivekanand, their personally libraries had volumes of manuscripts, books and tomes on varied subjects. Their lives and their collections give us an insight into a thought which made my comfortable with the tag of 'book hoarder' which I earned over the years. By surrounding ourselves with books, most of the time unknowingly we push ourselves to intellectual growth by making us perpetually curious. We tend to pick up one or the other book for our personal learning and that keeps us moving forward. Our personal libraries are work in progress as we all are... Happy Reading!