Wednesday, April 24, 2013

World Book Day y coffee.

World Book Day is celebrated April 23.
I love books almost as much as I love coffee.
As much as I love living my entire life within a few miles from the Pacific Ocean.

Here is what I'm currently reading/to-read list +a few recent new additions to my bookshelf:
Upcoming Burma reads
A couple of Burma to-read pieces by Emma Larkin.
SFPL y yo
This bookworm ♥’s the SFPL. These two book stacks fotos were inspired by bloggie pal from Tijuana Velcro/ZiaZia
SFPL y yo
A few I've recently completed, or are almost done with:
Sagan's Billions & Billions subtitle is" Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium. It's a great math+life book.
 Sway is a fictional novel about Brian Jones +the Rolling Stones. Having read Life by Keef, I've found the novel rather hard to get into asking, like, how does the novelist really know this could've gone through their heads. I been jaded by Keef, that I know.
 Anna Karenina is part of the book club with my GFs, interesting but not quite a personal choice. Getting to its half point as a milestone has been kind of a reading effort, I must say. Romance is not quite my cup of tea.. but have enjoyed it so far.
I have yet to start: The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch
“This is not your mother’s memoir. In The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch expertly moves the reader through issues of gender, sexuality, violence, and the family from the point of view of a lifelong swimmer turned artist.” -goodreads

Fashion books
World Book Day: Fashion books
I am very grateful to have received the above 2 fashion books over the Holidays. Pretty amazing, a present large format to make a clear statement +an infinite source of inspiration. McQueen's book is a lenticular trippy cover, I love it.

24April // by Bikes and the City blog
Two graphic design books I've recently purchased.
(On the left) Restless typographer Jurrian Schrofer (1926-90).
(On the right) Graphic Artists Guild Handbook 13th Edition.

There is a connection about World Book Day +Don Quixote de la Mancha, Wikipedia indicates:
“The connection between 23 April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Spain as a way to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes who died on that day.” [World Book Day on wikipedia]

What books have you read lately? Feel free to share any recommendations :)


  1. I reread "Need for the Bike" by Paul Fournel on the plane last night. Always recommended. xxox

  2. Berlin Stories, by Christopher Isherwood

    Road to Valor, a biography of Gino Bartali, by Aili and Andres McConnon. Gino Bartali was a two time Tour de France winner who also smuggled paperwork in his bike during WWII to help Italian Jews avoid the Nazis. I'd actually never heard of him, but this book nearly jumped of the new books shelves as I scanned the offerings before wandering off for something/someone I actually meant to look for.

    Gentlemen of the Road, by Michael Chabon.

    I'm currently reading The Last Viking, by Stephen R. Bown, a biography of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. My nine year old and I are reading Cornelia Funke's Inkheart. He reads some, and then at bedtime I read to him from wherever he stopped last to the next reasonable point.

  3. The problem with book is you stay up late to read them and then you have to have more coffee the next morning and then you can't sleep so you stay up late reading books and then you're tires so more coffee and more books and WAIT -=- No Problem! is my Netfliex. Just read Sarah Vowell's Unfamiliar Fishes after coming back from the coffee-landia of Kona in fact... Working on Michael Moss's Salt Sugar Fat which makes me so happy I life in a place with access to so much amazing unprocessed foods...

  4. feliz día del libro! y qué mejor acompañante que el café.
    gracias por las buenas recomendaciones de libros y por la mención! :D

  5. Reading is great. Unfortunately I don't make the time, unless I'm on vacation. What should I give up to start reading more?

    Latest good books I've read:

    "The Devil all the Time" by Donald Ray Pollock. Heard him on Fresh Air. He didn't start writing until well into his 50s if I remember correctly. I found this to be a very entertaining book.

    "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" by Steve Earle. Love his music, and really enjoyed this book too.

    "Ball Four" by Jim Bouton. Bouton was a major league pitcher in the 60s and 70s. This book is written almost like a journal of his 1969 season. Lots of laugh out loud stories. Sometime crass, but if you love baseball, this is a good one.


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