Yes, I read on a Kindle but I will forever love books of all kinds and admit I am drawn to the design sometimes more than the content. I am especially drawn to vintage cloth bindings. I acquired this rare find at the Metrolina last weekend. Published in 1911 with a cover designed by Bertha Stuart and illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy.
Spring is for Reading!
If you enjoy my blog then there is a good chance you will love these books. I've combined two previous book crush posts to create a kind of ultimate Spring reading list. First there is Eleanor Rushing, an odd little character plagued with a delusional disorder called Erotomania. Funny, heart wrenching and just the slightest bit creepy.
One of my all time favorite books is Geek Love, which has had many cover incarnations and was once a rumored David Lynch film project. Katherine Dunn's mesmerizing way with words kept me fully drawn into her odd but fascinating world of circus freaks.
Then there is The Giant's House, maybe my favorite love story of all time. It is about changing one's expectations and discovering an unconventional love as a result. I actually gave a copy as a wedding shower gift to a friend once, I loved it that much.
Three more favorites to check out.
- The Queen's Gambit: One of my all time favorite books and one of the very few I've read more than once. It is the story of a female chess prodigy. Vivid and compelling, it is written by the amazing Walter Tevis.
- Of Bees and Mist: A modern fairytale which takes place in an unnamed land with numeorous interesting characters. It is a tale of love, mystery and magic.
- The Thirteenth Tale: I read this a few months ago and really enjoyed this layered tale about a writer on a journey of mystery and discovery.
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