Book Shelves #29, 7.15.2012

Books, Literature, Reviews, Writers

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Book shelves series #29, twenty-ninth Sunday of 2012

Lots of hardbacks on this long, long shelf. The Vonneguts above were particularly important to me when I was young. They were my father’s. I read them surreptitiously for years and then outright appropriated them at some point. The matching Dodd, Mead hardbacks were rescued from a school I worked at for years. My wife made the vase that serves as a bookend. The copy of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell that doesn’t quite fit in the frame remains unread.

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The BFG: a classic. I reviewed Wabi Sabi. Next to the Crumb:

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I found Holidays in a box of free books in a library lobby. Love it. Here’s this week’s schedule of holidays:

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One of my favorite books ever is Mitsou, a book that Balthus did when he was like 10 or 12 or something:

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It’s about a young boy who gets a cat and loves the cat and then loses the cat. It’s heartbreaking. Image:

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And next to this one:

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Shelf’s end:

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