Monday, December 5, 2016

Bookshelf Notes



Heh. Pretty cool, Id' say. Can also be used for sorting anything. Read the full article here.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


What it takes to open a new book store.
One can dream . . .

A staircase (out of stone, no less!) is a great place to shelve some of those lovely old books you thought you didn't have room for. I still see some space there yet.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Bookshelf Notes


Looking for ways to fill out the gaps in your bookshelf? (haha as if) Anywhoo, Lifehacker has some tips here.

Although I'm not really sure what that means, gaps in a bookshelf. Surely that would be a temporary situation, no?

Monday, November 28, 2016

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again."
~Lewis Carrol, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Sunday, November 27, 2016

October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.
~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Starting a novel is opening a door on a misty landscape; you can still see very little but you can smell the earth and feel the wind blowing.
~Iris Murdoch, Under the Net

Reading Notes

Is it not lovely to have books with which one is completely enthralled? I have two on the go right now, one ebook on my phone and one physical book. I love them. The ebook, Villette, I read at 2am when I am wide awake with insomnia, all curled up under the covers traveling to a French country girl's school in 1853. Bliss. And the paper book, The Illegal, I read...whenever I have a chance during daylight hours, which isn't often, but hey. A little bit of rainy weekend or evening reading before bed works too. I've only just started this one and I can already tell it's going to be intense but hopeful.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Books at the Window, 1963 
by Evgenia Petrovna Antipova


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Reading Notes - Villette

Has anyone read this book? It keeps popping up on my radar as a must-read classic in the same way Jane Eyre does only I've already read JE and figured that was probably as good as old-school governess stories would get. I don't know, somehow the cover and the synopsis of Villette came across as a little bit of a snooze fest. But the opening chapter was delightful! I downloaded it onto my phone to read in bed at night mainly as an antidote to the news. Ugh. It's all so tawdry and terrible out there, don't get me started. Anyway, insomnia is back with a vengeance, so books. Villette was in the classics section for free which was all the prompting I needed to finally give it a try. So far so good.