Books Every Book Lover Needs to Read (Today!)
National Book Lover’s Day, August 9th, by picking up one of these
titles that celebrates that magical combination of paper, print, imagination
and the English language.
August 01, 2013
Say you only had one small bookshelf to fit all your favorite books on to. Which ones would make the cut?
A story begins when we open its cover, and ends when we reach
its last page...except in the case of artist Nina Katchadourian.' '
Josh Hanagarne is a self-declared bookworm.' '
Sometimes how a book reaches you is as important as the story
inside it.' '
Books take on a whole new life in Laura Heyenga's anthology
of groundbreaking artists who've stitched, sliced, cut and carved bound
literature to create anything from an intricate chess set to a huge area rug to
a literary jewelry collection.' '
A writer pulls himself up by his bookstraps.
A moving memoir about a mother and son who read works by dozens of authors as they brave the mother’s chemotherapy treatments.
Part essay collection, part memoir and part meditation, The Faraway Nearby
takes a thoughtful, fresh look at how stories function in our lives: the ones we tell ourselves, the ones we've been told by others, the ones we've read or been read or want to write, and the ones we live or let die or finally kill off in ourselves to be free.
An Austen devotee penetrates the intricate riddles embedded in the timeless writer's fiction.
Part caper (two people take off on a road trip that has moments of danger but never turns dark), part coming-of-age (and not just for the kid!) story, it manages, with good humor and wry self-knowledge, to read our minds.