Last Sunday, my internet was down and I could not do any work so I read and finished Sense and Sensibility, but was unable to post a Salon entry. Today, I am reading for school (of course), but I am going to try and squeeze in the first chapter or so of Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks.
Been very busy the last two weeks, but on Friday, I finally managed to take a long bus ride to Marylebone and headed to Daunt Books. Lovely, bookstore with a galleria of books by geographical location.
Today, I also took a walk between the rainy periods to go to the Globe Theatre to buy a very tiny copy of Hamlet.
Yes, my hand is small. It is bound in leather, unabridged, and only £4. I have a normal paperback sized copy back home in Canada, but this is a nice souvenir. It’s so small that I will have to take it with me everywhere. I’ve already read a couple of the first ickle pages, and it will offer some companionship in boring lectures perhaps.
The holidays are fast approaching which means more time to read again, and I think I will be buying copies of JKR’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard and A Christmas Carol. I have always wanted to read more Dickens, and being in England now, I think it’s essential he’s at the top of the TBR pile. Too bad, I left Bleakhouse back in Canada, but I will scour Charring Cross Road and Hatchard’s for some cheap Dickens in the coming months.
Have a good week.
The Europeana site, Europe’s digital library, had to be shut down after its release this week, but will be coming back mid-December. I’m anticipating it.
Based on the Book – a listing of all books, plays, poes that have been adapted. The site also has some other good booklists.
BBC News had a piece for World Philosophy Day. While not very literary, still very interesting.
A page of other literary links.
Firstly how architecturally stunning is Daunt Books? Amazing looking place. I can see myself spending hours in there :o)
Secondly, although I can’t abide Shakespeare (don’t think bad of me :o)) that is a nice little edition. I love the sumptuousness of the cover.
Anyway good luck in classes next week (even with the ‘boring’ lectures) and thanks for an entertaining Sunday Salon!
I love your tiny Hamlet! Portable, affordable and cute as a button. What could be better?
That’s the cutest edition of Hamlet I’ve ever seen! What a great keepsake.
hello! just looking through expatblog and found you- since you liked bookstores I thought I would recommend an out of the way library at the wellcome trust http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/News/Media-office/Press-releases/2005/WTX027400.htm with so many cool items- including books bound with human flesh!