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Gifts for Inquisitive Readers
Exceptional, off-the-beaten-path titles & gift ideas for the thoughtful, curious readers in your life. These aren't the usual books everyone sees on the chain store book tables or repetitive bestseller lists.
Gifts for Inquisitive Readers
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NONFICTION/ESSAYS: Prisons We Choose to Live Inside by Doris Lessing
Book Lists, Dust Jackets, Future Book, Book Worth, Book Music Film, Dust Covers, Book Jackets, Amazon, Dust Wrappers
A plea for individuality in an age of social conditioning. “Of course, there are original minds, people who do not fall victim to the need to say, or do, what everyone else does. But they are few. Very few. On them depends the health, the vitality of all our institutions.” (5* on Amazon)
Prisons We Choose to Live Inside
NONFICTION/BIOGRAPHY/FILM: Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin
Guide, Paul Cronin, Reading, Dust Jackets, Werner Herzog, Perplex, Dust Covers, Book Jackets, Dust Wrappers
Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin
Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed
FICTION/SCI-FI: Dawn (Xenogenesis #1) by Octavia E. Butler
Worth Reading, Dawn Xenogenesi, Dust Jackets, Xenogenesi Series, Book Worth, Talent O'Port, Dust Covers, Book Jackets, Octavia Butler
Dawn (Xenogenesis series), Octavia Butler
Dawn (Xenogenesis, #1)
FICTION: Madeleine is Sleeping by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
Amazing Photography, Sarah Shun Lien, Dragons, June 26, 1875, Shun Lien Bynum, Getty Museum, Saint George, Lewis Carroll
Saint George and the Dragon (Getty Museum) -- Lewis Carroll June 26, 1875 Albumen silver print -- Lewis Carroll also made photographs!
Madeleine is Sleeping by Sarah Shun Lien Bynum
Madeleine is Sleeping
NONFICTION/ART: The Art Detective: Fakes, Frauds, and Finds and the Search for Lost Treasures by Philip Mould
Reading 201213, Worth Reading, Lost Treasure, Art Detective, Book Worth, Antiques Roads, Art Dealer, Good Book, Philip Mould
The Art Detective, by Philip Mould | Blogging for a Good Book http://bfgb.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/the-art-detective-by-philip-mould/?utm_source=feedly
The Art Detective
NONFICTION/ART: Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else by David Balzer
Michael Landi, David Balzer, Mixed Media, Kinetic Sculpture, Art Exhibitions, Art Installations, National Galleries, Saint Alive, Alive Exhibitions
Michael Landy, "Saint Jerome," 2012, mixed media, 310 x 245 x 106 cm, Duerckheim Collection, © Michael Landy, courtesy of the Thomas Dane Gallery, London / Photo: The National Gallery, London.
Colour photo of a woman in a gallery activating a kinetic sculpture with a pedal
Michael Landy: Saints Alive (exhibition at the National Gallery)
Aha! finally a book to address the rampant overuse of this word:) | Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else, a book by Canadian Art associate editor David Balzer
FICTION: Suspended Sentences: Three Novellas by Patrick Modiano, Mark Polizzotti (Translation)
Patrick'S Modiano, French Lit, Reading Fiction, Mark Polizzotti, Literature, Book Reading, Three Novella, Suspenders Sentence, Letters
Suspended Sentences: Three Novellas (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) - Kindle edition by Patrick Modiano, Mark Polizzotti. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
MG's French Lit Page
FICTION: The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink
Worth Reading, Wallcreep, Nellzink, Book Worth, Nell Zink, Novels, Dust Covers, Reading Lists, Book Jackets
The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink (flavorwire best of 2014) - Zink’s novel stays ahead of the reader by virtue of its author’s fleet mind and fleeter prose.
"AnnihilationArea X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire..."
FICTION/SCI-FI: Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1) by Jeff VanderMeer
Worth Reading, 2014 Book, Book Worth, New Book, Science Fiction, Southern Reach, Reach Trilogy, Book Covers, Jeff Vanderm
Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1). Click on the book cover to request this title at the Bill or Gales Ferry Libraries. 3/14
New book review from my blog, Summer Reading Project: Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer
Huffington Post Best Books of 2014; BOOK RIOT PICK
Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1) by Jeff VanderMeer / 9780374104092 / Science fiction
Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy, #1)
POETRY: After-Cave by Michelle Detorie
Visual Tranc, Awesome Quotes, Hip Hoprap, Caves, Sander Kleinenberg, New Book, Girls Stuff, Hip Hop Rap, Michelle Detori
"Sometimes you need to shake up your world and the worlds of people around you." - Sander Kleinenberg
Lost in a visual trance
NONFICTION/HISTORY: The Future of Nostalgia by Svetlana Boym
Collection Nostalgia, Svetlana Boym, Personal Memoirs, Boym Exploring, Historical Analysis, Combinations Personal, National Biographies, Connection National, Basic Book
The Future of Nostalgia
NONFICTION/ESSAYS: Illuminations: Essays and Reflections by Walter Benjamin, Harry Zohn (Translator)
Worth Reading, Book Worth, Illuminated Includ, Graphics Design, Reflections, Covers Design, Essay, Book Covers, Walter Benjamin
cover design by peter mendelsund
NONFICTION/ESSAYS: The Collective Memory Reader by Jeffrey K. Olick (Editor), Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi (Editor), Daniel Levy (Editor)
Inquisit Reader, Memories Reader, Jeffrey, Collection Memories, Olick Editor
The Collective Memory Reader
FICTION: Sea of Hooks by Lindsay Hill
Author Lindsay, Victorian Households, House Locations, Manzanita Writers, Hooks, Book Sea, Events, Lindsay Hill, Community House
Manzanita — To kick off the fall Manzanita Writers’ Series, the Hoffman Center presents author Lindsay Hill, who will read from his book “Sea of Hooks” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Due to renovations at the Hoffman Center, this event has been moved to the Pine Grove Community House located at 225 Laneda Ave. Admission for the evening is $5.
Sea of Hooks by Lindsay Hill. Pinner writes: "This parallel narrative recounts main character, Christopher Westall's youth in San Francisco where he struggles within the icy Victorian household of his mother, and his subsequent journey to Bhutan for answers to questions that haunt him."
FICTION: Armageddon, Texas: A Novel Book 3 of The Messiah Trilogy by Tommy Zurhellen
Tommy Zurhellen, Zurhellen Fiction, Atticus Book, Texas Book, Armageddon, Messiah Trilogy, Originals Isbn, Novels Book, Isbn 978 0 9915469 1 6
Armageddon, Texas (Book 3 of The Messiah Trilogy), a novel by Tommy Zurhellen, with cover design by Jamie Keenan
Happy Literary Halloween!
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