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Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

I totally judge a book by its cover! That’s why I’m so completely in love with these books by Penguin Classics. The covers are designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith. The whimsical patterns are stamped on linen complete with ribbon markers. I want the whole set and I don’t even care what’s on the inside. Well, it does help that these fancy jackets encase the classics.

The first book that caught my eye was this one. Pink flamingos?! Yes, please.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

As if Shakespeare isn’t classy enough…

The Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint by William Shakespeare

Making Jane Austen even more romantic!

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

A peacock feather for Dorian Gray? Brilliant.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The pictures really don’t do justice to these treasures. You gotta get your hands on one to truly appreciate it. I promise if you’re a book lover and appreciate the classics, you’ll want one! Buy me one while you’re at it.

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Posted by on June 29, 2011 in book

 

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Kindle

Why do you own a kindle? After reading this article, I wanted to share my opinion of the Kindle. My son received one for his birthday. I was skeptical of this little piece of technology and fully prepared to hate it. Then, my son purchased the works of Charles Dickens (200+ Works) includes The Adventures of Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities with biography; Jane Austen’s complete novels; the works of Alexandre Dumas, includes The Three Musketeers, Louise de la Valliere The Vicomte de Bragelonne, Man in the Iron Mask, The Count … & more; New American Standard version of the Bible; The Wind in the Willows;  a Beatrix Potter collection; the works of Robert Louis Stevenson. (150+ works) includes Treasure Island, New Arabian Nights, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde & more; and the works of Baroness Emmuska Orczy. (26 Works) includes The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Old Man In the Corner, Lady Molly of Scotland Yard, The League of the … Nest of the Sparrowhawk, El Dorado & more all for about 30 bucks. Hello? Not only cheap, classic literature, but extensive volumes that fit in one hand. Hello, again. This is sounding better.

Best-sellers cost you $9.99. So, I tried it out. I was desperate to start New Moon & didn’t want to wait until next shopping trip. I easily downloaded it onto my son’s Kindle. This device IS convenient and easy to use. I’m impressed. But…

The Kindle can’t replace the real deal. I love the feel of a book in my hands. The smell of an old book is quite lovely. The illustrations & cover art are a big part of the whole experience.

Now, the start up cost on the Kindle is a big hurdle. $359…yikes. My son was very thankful for his grandmother’s generosity. He knew he would have to wait awhile for Mom to come up with that much geatus. I do think it’s a good investment for literary junkies.

Bottom line, the Kindle does have its place in a book lover’s life. For convenience sake, instead of lugging your library around, grab your (or your son’s) Kindle & go. What a trip!

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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