yes, that is a grand statement, but it’s so true.
my interest was sparked a few months back, when i read ahlin’s recomendation. the book is “the history of love” by nicole krauss. i started reading it a few weeks back, and i just finished. and man, did i love it.
this book is fiction, but at the same time it isn’t. it’s a memoir of all of our lives. it’s prose, but also verse. it’s so simple that it is realistic: the emotions, the characters, the situations, everything.
go out. find this book. and read it. if you regret your choice, i will personally bake you cookies.
also, ahlin, remind me that i owe you a batch of cookies- for introducing this book to me!
i am a rock
“I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.”
full lyrics here. music video here. image found here.
say what? i said bibliochic. do you like books? do you like old books? do you like recycling? do you like gorgeous handmade items? then, you need to check out this bibliochic etsy store. you know my sister katherine? well, she and her really good friend/ nearly sister started this etsy store and they have some beautiful things! check these items out:
and so much more- they even does custom work- like if you want a certain book, ect. oh, did i mention that it’s all HANDMADE. pretty cool. make sure you check it out and tell your friends. they also have a blog for the store. check it out here.
This morning I curled up on my couch, with the windows open, listening to the world outside, and reading the loveliest book ever written, Les Misérables.
After reading a few chapters, I played the piano until I had nothing to play.
It was a lovely way to spend a morning.