Lame brag post, sorry. Too tired/busy to come up with something substantial from Wednesday to Friday, as I work long hours. Lookin’ forward to my four day weekend, to put together something you can use!
Still, don’t you love the crisp, pristine loveliness of new books? I love my local library, but its books are dictated by the borrowing habits of its readers…comprised mainly of bored housewives, kids, and senior citizens (they’ve got a LOT of “Large Print” books!), and I have tired of easy fiction, lately, and wanted something less mainstream, more challenging to digest.
Because a truly good book doesn’t need fancy cover art to pimp it—the content IS the candy…
Can’t describe the joy these retro Penguin paperback covers give me…they’re iconic as heck! I wanted them all. Three is plenty.
And what about these essays by Theodor Adorno from Routledge, the academic publisher I slept with at university 🙂 The essay “On Free Time” is a scathing critique of the way we live now. I like that! I like views that see through all our Emperor’s New Clothes and laugh at how self-deluded we are.
Exciting in an other way is this gorgeously styled and photographed book on black work, with lots of modern charted blackwork designs that I can’t wait to put to use!