“Reading is my escape from this cruel, grey world where nothing remarkable occurs.”(via sad-g4y-bibliophile)
Pretty new rejackets of some of our favorites and an alarming account of a traumatic brain injury. Here’s what’s hitting the shelves this week:
Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel by Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg. The remarkable story of an ordinary man whose world was transformed when a traumatic brain injury left him with an extraordinary mathematical gift.
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. A beautiful new rejacket of Umberto Eco’s first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Medicis Etranger awards.
The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton. Another gorgeous Anya Seton rejacket (browse the rest here), The Winthrop Woman tells the story of Elizabeth Winthrop, a real historical figure who married into the family of Governor John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and moved to the wild New World in 1631.
“He does something to me, that boy. Every time. It’s his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry.”Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (via larmoyante)
“But what was the point of living so quietly you made no noise at all?”
The Diviners, Libba Bray
“If my life was a film, I’d have walked out by now.”
Tell the Wolves I’m Home, Carol Rifka Brunt
The things we love destroy us every time, lad. Remember that.
I was tagged by Eva over on the lovely bookhauler. Thank you :)
1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer 11 questions chosen by the person who nominated you.
3. Ask 11 new questions to 11 new bloggers. They must have less than 200 Bloglovin followers. (You cannot renominate the blog that nominated you.)
11 facts about me: (this is hard!)
1. I often have trouble falling asleep at night, especially if I’m stressed.
2 Once I took sleeping pills but still stayed awake all night. Talking about sleeping, I talk in my sleep. I also drool. Nice.
3. I’m really a Disney princess
4. I’m part of the Potter generation- Harry Potter showed me how amazing reading is and I’m sticking with Harry until the very end
5. I have never been in love but I’m looking forward to it
6. I love nutella, it makes everything taste better
7. I have a fear of small holes packed together, it’s apparently called tryptophobia (I may have spelt it wrong, but I’m not googling it in case pictures come up). And frogs, I’m scared of frogs
8.Most of my crushes are on fictional characters and I also cry (internally, sometimes externally) over fictional ships
9.I love cats but my parents won’t let me have one. But I have a list of cat names ready and waiting.
10. I have a posthumous crush on Fitzgerald (his writing mainly, I want to kiss it passionately)
11.If I could have any super-power it would be the ability to time-travel
1. What did you buy in your most recent book haul?
I haven’t bought that many books due to uni, but February onwards I bought Life after Life by Kate Atkinson, How I live Now by Meg Rosoff, The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, The Name of the Rose by Umbert Eco and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
September 14, 1922 in St. Paul, Minnesota
A picturesque row of some of my favourite books :)
wings of fantasy (by violaselvatica*)
“I assure you, sir: literature is a drug.”George Borrow (via beckisbookshelf)
“It is absurd to have a hard and fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn’t. More than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn’t read.”Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest (via theclassicreader)
“Do yourself a favor: become your own savior.”Daniel Johnston (via -everdeen)