28.3.14

Blue Mary

I confess, I bought this book specifically for the cover (Kristin Perers). Just look at it, the composition is brilliant. I have read the book but somehow it failed to move me. There are however parts of it that I like. I won't be reading it again anytime soon; maybe never. But I will, however, be taking this book on and off the book shelf to stare at the cover from time to time.


Desolate Visions



The 27th State

I picked up twenty seven books from several used book stores about two weeks ago. It is an elective collection which includes a variety of genres ranging from pulp to trashy to historical fiction and even a few critical studies. There is also among them a little french novella titled 'Les petits enfants du siecle' by Christine Rochefort. I don't know why I even bought it; I don't even read french. Maybe it's because I liked the vertical notes and phrase translations done with pencil and black ball point pens by the previous owner of the book that I found while filliping through the book at the store. Perhaps that was the clincher. Old markings are always outrageously romantic. At least for me they are.

Well, here they are - my newly adopteds. It looks like an interesting year for me ahead.

Wish you all a great summer.

Cheers
Benzy


Spring 2014

I wish you all a wonderful Spring. Read more books, drink more tea & never miss out any concert.