oh gosh oh gosh the books arrived. I did not lick them, but have opened and smelled each of them. Mmmmmm visions of libraries, and work benches, coffee tables from rich ladies homes with a hint of the occasional cinnamon bun and hot coffee emanates from their pages.
I won't bore you with ALL the titles.
How could I pass up the most garish cover on a book of gold? This red cover with its bits of black (strewn here and there) reminds me of a very scary bullfight I saw as a child in Barcelona, Spain. (Oh okay, it reminds me mostly of the garish towel I had as a souvenir from that trip) I did see the bullfights, but I remember the towel more dearly.
Chapter 3 title is-
From the Fall of Rome to the Renaissance
Chapter 4 just fell out, eh who cares because the pages do have numbers. And I think it’s charming there are less than ¼ inch worth of pages from chapter 3 to chapter 4, with the ugly cover and all what did I expect? (btw the uglier the cover the more interestiing)
I did purchase Dave Eggers new book, it's going to be hard to read...it's about a man from the Katrina disaster. I read everything that man writes (for the public) it would be interesting to dive into his personal journals, if he keeps them, don’t you think?
Ooooo a fat coffee table sized book on ironwork and Sculpture from the art deco period is full of pictures, and more pictures, with some text, have I mentioned it has pictures yet? (This artist will be adding some art deco era design to her pieces soon.)
My big build up (I'm hoping to have created) is an invite to come read with me. We'll have hot cocoa, marshmallows and free refills. Feet up on the big coffee table, shoes off, no stinky socks please, and we'll pass the books around and discuss the babble. Maybe roll a sentence off our tongues because it's so outstanding, weird or moving.