for posterity, the government is still in shutdown mode
*ahem!* call to order the irregularly scheduled BookAholics Anonymous meeting!
I like curated lists of book titles, things you guys are reading, or recommended reading for a class, or book awards, etc. For me, it’s a great way to find unexpected new reading.
Somehow I came across this collection being published by Penguin called Drop Caps. Hey Cool! What pretty hardcover editions, with special illustrations by some famous lady! But the only one that I want to read of the twelve they have so far is Native Speaker by Chang Rae-Lee. (No thanks, I have no interest in re-reading Lord of the Flies. *shudder*)
So, let’s see what else Penguin is doing.
Wah! look at this! classics illustrated with embroidery! I might get The Wizard of Oz…
wah! look at this! modern prize winners illustrated with tattoos! Nice. Here’s the book I didn’t know I was looking for! a winner of the Booker Prize: The Bone Peoplen by Keri Hulme.
They do Jane Austen over and over again, don’t they? Here’s the full catalog of Penguin Classics. Browsing through this, I find several that I wish they’d do up in one of these super duper editions, letting maybe the Austens take a rest for a bit. Wouldn’t Tale of the Four Dervishes by Mir Amman be pretty done up in their graphic novel style?
Ah… Well, see you at the next BookAholics Anonymous Meeting.