isserleylovesbooks:

Three of my Mitchells. 

Their prettiness makes me happy.

isserleylovesbooks:

Three of my Mitchells. 

Their prettiness makes me happy.

@1 year ago with 4 notes
#shiny #books #reading #bookshelf #bookshelves #david mitchell #mitchell #ghostwritten #number9dream #black swan green #The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet #cloud atlas #mine #isserley #library 

isserleylovesbooks:

David Mitchell book cover appreciation: Black Swan Green.

Published by Sceptre; cover design by Kai and Sunny. Photos by me.

@1 year ago with 1 note
#kai and sunny #book cover #book covers #cover design #design #david mitchell #mitchell #black swan green 

"I emerge into a library/study with the highest book population density I have ever come across. Book walls, book towers, book avenues, book side streets. Book spillages, book rubble. Paperback books, hardback books, atlases, manuals, almanacs. Nine lifetimes of books. Enough books to build an igloo to hide in. The room is sentient with books. Mirrors double and cube the books. A Great Wall of China quantity of books. Enough books to make me wonder if I am a book too."

Eiji Miyake, number9dream (David Mitchell)

(Source: isserleylovesbooks)

@1 year ago with 9 notes
#enough books to make me wonder if i am a book too #YES #WANT #books #book #reading #library #study #libraries #book nerd #book porn #i have never been so aroused #book quote #david mitchell #eiji miyake #eiji #number9dream #Number Nine Dream 
<3 book porn.
Books are my new unread copy of Cloud Atlas (though I previously borrowed it from E.) and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, both by David Mitchell.
Photo by me :)

<3 book porn.

Books are my new unread copy of Cloud Atlas (though I previously borrowed it from E.) and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, both by David Mitchell.

Photo by me :)

@1 year ago with 12 notes
#The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet #cloud atlas #david mitchell #books #reading #bookporn #book porn #nerdiness #literature lovin 

mariakleopatra answered your question: So the trouble with me going to bookshops…

jacob de zoet! and sense of an ending! and yay - A FRIEND

Yes, A FRIEND :p Let it be known to all :p Happy now? :p

I think I will start with Jacob de Zoet.

@2 years ago with 1 note
#mariakleopatra #books #reading #David Mitchell #The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet #bookporn 

mariakleopatra replied to your post: #bestfeeling

wait - you haven’t read cloud atlas yet?

I have OF COURSE read Cloud Atlas, as well as Shades of Grey, but both were lent to me by Ellena. Just taking the opportunity to purchase my own copy :) The other four are all new to me!

@2 years ago with 1 note
#mariakleopatra #nerd #reading #books #thebookdepository.com #Cloud Atlas #david mitchell #Shades of Grey #Jasper Fforde 

isserleylovesbooks:

Closer look at my baby library: the shelf with the shiny Mitchells.

@1 year ago with 14 notes
#david mitchell #john fowles #fowles #mitchell #library #libraries #reading #bookshelf #bookshelves #mine #isserley 
isserleylovesbooks:

number9dream: a review  in all lower-case

number9dream is as strange and captivating as the unusual title would suggest. Our protagonist is awkward, gawky Eiji Miyake, lately moved to Tokyo in search of the father he has never known. This isn’t your average quirky coming-of-age story, though. 

Pre-reading biases
Well, for one thing, this was my third Mitchell, so I was excepting to be weirded out to some extent. If you’ve ever read him, you know how it is: stories start out relatively normal, then suddenly: boom! Mind blown! 
I expected to be dragged into the story kicking and screaming. I expected beautiful descriptions. I expected realistic characters. I expected something awful to happen to babies.
So, how was it?
In a word: excellent. I was dragged into the story kicking and screaming. There were some beautiful descriptions - I posted one particularly enchanting bit about a study crammed full of “nine lifetimes worth of books”. The characters were realistic and well-drawn. Awful things did happen to babies. And various other people.
As with both Cloud Atlas and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, the story didn’t immediately draw me in. It took me a few chapters to really get into Eiji’s skin, which only really happened when the first Anju part came up. And then bowling. However, should you begin to read and experience some impatience, please hold tight. I promise the ride is going to be fantastic.
One minor pet peeve were the Goatwriter stories, peppered into the second half of the story. These are mostly unconnected to the action, which threw me off just enough to be slightly annoyed. Some of them are fabulous though, and the archaic language may well charm you.
The complicated relationship between Eiji and his mother, and his parallel search for his father, are interesting themes which were very relatable. The ending of that plotline exactly suited my ideas of narrative flow, so I was thorougly satisfied on that head.
Overall, I very much enjoyed reading this novel.
For
Mitchell fans. For those of you who haven’t read anything by him yet: if you are into Murakami and/or Atwood, this will probably suit you. If you are looking for your first Mitchell novel, I would probably recommend checking Cloud Atlas out first. 
The plot and language, while not contrived, are certainly complex enough to satisfy the most demanding of readers. For the same reason, I would probably not recommend it to “light” or beginning readers.

isserleylovesbooks:

number9dream: a review  in all lower-case


number9dream is as strange and captivating as the unusual title would suggest. Our protagonist is awkward, gawky Eiji Miyake, lately moved to Tokyo in search of the father he has never known. This isn’t your average quirky coming-of-age story, though. 

Pre-reading biases

Well, for one thing, this was my third Mitchell, so I was excepting to be weirded out to some extent. If you’ve ever read him, you know how it is: stories start out relatively normal, then suddenly: boom! Mind blown! 

I expected to be dragged into the story kicking and screaming. I expected beautiful descriptions. I expected realistic characters. I expected something awful to happen to babies.

So, how was it?

In a word: excellent. I was dragged into the story kicking and screaming. There were some beautiful descriptions - I posted one particularly enchanting bit about a study crammed full of “nine lifetimes worth of books”. The characters were realistic and well-drawn. Awful things did happen to babies. And various other people.

As with both Cloud Atlas and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, the story didn’t immediately draw me in. It took me a few chapters to really get into Eiji’s skin, which only really happened when the first Anju part came up. And then bowling. However, should you begin to read and experience some impatience, please hold tight. I promise the ride is going to be fantastic.

One minor pet peeve were the Goatwriter stories, peppered into the second half of the story. These are mostly unconnected to the action, which threw me off just enough to be slightly annoyed. Some of them are fabulous though, and the archaic language may well charm you.

The complicated relationship between Eiji and his mother, and his parallel search for his father, are interesting themes which were very relatable. The ending of that plotline exactly suited my ideas of narrative flow, so I was thorougly satisfied on that head.

Overall, I very much enjoyed reading this novel.

For

Mitchell fans. For those of you who haven’t read anything by him yet: if you are into Murakami and/or Atwood, this will probably suit you. 
If you are looking for your first Mitchell novel, I would probably recommend checking Cloud Atlas out first. 

The plot and language, while not contrived, are certainly complex enough to satisfy the most demanding of readers. For the same reason, I would probably not recommend it to “light” or beginning readers.

@1 year ago with 3 notes
#david mitchell #mitchell #number9dream #number nine dream #cloud atlas #book #books #reading #literature #book review #book reviews #book blog #book recommendation #book recommendations 
More book porn!
Books are both by David Mitchell: Cloud Atlas &amp; The Thousand Autumn of Jacob de Zoet. Both rock, read them!
The cat&#8217;s name is Typhus. I pretend to own him, but actually the house is his.

More book porn!

Books are both by David Mitchell: Cloud Atlas & The Thousand Autumn of Jacob de Zoet. Both rock, read them!

The cat’s name is Typhus. I pretend to own him, but actually the house is his.

@1 year ago with 2 notes
#Typhus #cat: Typhus #personal #pet #cat #kitty #book #book recommendation #bookporn #book porn #david mitchell #The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet #cloud atlas 

Cue enormous sense of relief

… because I have received my copy of Looking for Alaska in the mail today, started reading it, and like it so far!

Context: I had this crazy neurotic anxiety that I wouldn’t like John Green’s books even though I’m a great admirer of the man himself (cited: his general awesomeness and the fact that the amount of suck in my world has certainly decreased since I found his and Hank’s videos and, consequently, the badassery that is Nerdfighteria and its lovely commity) but lo! As per usual my fears proved unfounded.

So. Yes. Just posting about how relieved I am that one of my heroes is actually a good writer and not JUST a popular one.

(As an aside, starting in Looking for Alaska also means that I finished The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and can I just say, David Mitchell, you never disappoint. It is SO very different from Cloud Atlas, but just as enthralling. Recommend!)

@1 year ago with 2 notes
#books #reading #nerdiness #Nerdfighteria #John Green #Vlogbrothers #looking for alaska #The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet #david mitchell #book rec #book recommendation 

So the trouble with me going to bookshops…

… is I can’t just buy ONE book. Now I have two (and six more on the way in the mail) and no idea which to start with. Not to mention that I borrowed The Sense of an Ending from a friend recently and it was mentioned in class as well => curious.

Anyway. Help me out!

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet OR 50 Great Short Stories? :)

@2 years ago with 3 notes
#The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet #David Mitchell #50 Great Short Stories #books #reading #book nerd #bookporn 

#bestfeeling

6 books on the way from bookdep <3

The fun is guessing in which order they’ll arrive.

My guess:

Dolores Claiborne => Shades of Grey => Looking for Alaska => The Unconsoled => Cloud Atlas => The Mysteries of Udolpho.

For no real reason :p

@2 years ago with 5 notes
#thebookdepository.com #The Book Depository #books #reading #Stephen King #John Green #Kazuo Ishiguro #David Mitchell #Jasper Fforde #Ann Radcliffe 
isserleylovesbooks:

Three of my Mitchells. 

Their prettiness makes me happy.
1 year ago
#shiny #books #reading #bookshelf #bookshelves #david mitchell #mitchell #ghostwritten #number9dream #black swan green #The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet #cloud atlas #mine #isserley #library 
1 year ago
#david mitchell #john fowles #fowles #mitchell #library #libraries #reading #bookshelf #bookshelves #mine #isserley 
1 year ago
#kai and sunny #book cover #book covers #cover design #design #david mitchell #mitchell #black swan green 
isserleylovesbooks:

number9dream: a review  in all lower-case

number9dream is as strange and captivating as the unusual title would suggest. Our protagonist is awkward, gawky Eiji Miyake, lately moved to Tokyo in search of the father he has never known. This isn’t your average quirky coming-of-age story, though. 

Pre-reading biases
Well, for one thing, this was my third Mitchell, so I was excepting to be weirded out to some extent. If you’ve ever read him, you know how it is: stories start out relatively normal, then suddenly: boom! Mind blown! 
I expected to be dragged into the story kicking and screaming. I expected beautiful descriptions. I expected realistic characters. I expected something awful to happen to babies.
So, how was it?
In a word: excellent. I was dragged into the story kicking and screaming. There were some beautiful descriptions - I posted one particularly enchanting bit about a study crammed full of “nine lifetimes worth of books”. The characters were realistic and well-drawn. Awful things did happen to babies. And various other people.
As with both Cloud Atlas and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, the story didn’t immediately draw me in. It took me a few chapters to really get into Eiji’s skin, which only really happened when the first Anju part came up. And then bowling. However, should you begin to read and experience some impatience, please hold tight. I promise the ride is going to be fantastic.
One minor pet peeve were the Goatwriter stories, peppered into the second half of the story. These are mostly unconnected to the action, which threw me off just enough to be slightly annoyed. Some of them are fabulous though, and the archaic language may well charm you.
The complicated relationship between Eiji and his mother, and his parallel search for his father, are interesting themes which were very relatable. The ending of that plotline exactly suited my ideas of narrative flow, so I was thorougly satisfied on that head.
Overall, I very much enjoyed reading this novel.
For
Mitchell fans. For those of you who haven’t read anything by him yet: if you are into Murakami and/or Atwood, this will probably suit you. If you are looking for your first Mitchell novel, I would probably recommend checking Cloud Atlas out first. 
The plot and language, while not contrived, are certainly complex enough to satisfy the most demanding of readers. For the same reason, I would probably not recommend it to “light” or beginning readers.
1 year ago
#david mitchell #mitchell #number9dream #number nine dream #cloud atlas #book #books #reading #literature #book review #book reviews #book blog #book recommendation #book recommendations 
"I emerge into a library/study with the highest book population density I have ever come across. Book walls, book towers, book avenues, book side streets. Book spillages, book rubble. Paperback books, hardback books, atlases, manuals, almanacs. Nine lifetimes of books. Enough books to build an igloo to hide in. The room is sentient with books. Mirrors double and cube the books. A Great Wall of China quantity of books. Enough books to make me wonder if I am a book too."
Eiji Miyake, number9dream (David Mitchell)

(Source: isserleylovesbooks)

1 year ago
#enough books to make me wonder if i am a book too #YES #WANT #books #book #reading #library #study #libraries #book nerd #book porn #i have never been so aroused #book quote #david mitchell #eiji miyake #eiji #number9dream #Number Nine Dream 
More book porn!
Books are both by David Mitchell: Cloud Atlas &amp; The Thousand Autumn of Jacob de Zoet. Both rock, read them!
The cat&#8217;s name is Typhus. I pretend to own him, but actually the house is his.
1 year ago
#Typhus #cat: Typhus #personal #pet #cat #kitty #book #book recommendation #bookporn #book porn #david mitchell #The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet #cloud atlas 
&lt;3 book porn.
Books are my new unread copy of Cloud Atlas (though I previously borrowed it from E.) and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, both by David Mitchell.
Photo by me :)
1 year ago
#The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet #cloud atlas #david mitchell #books #reading #bookporn #book porn #nerdiness #literature lovin 
Cue enormous sense of relief

… because I have received my copy of Looking for Alaska in the mail today, started reading it, and like it so far!

Context: I had this crazy neurotic anxiety that I wouldn’t like John Green’s books even though I’m a great admirer of the man himself (cited: his general awesomeness and the fact that the amount of suck in my world has certainly decreased since I found his and Hank’s videos and, consequently, the badassery that is Nerdfighteria and its lovely commity) but lo! As per usual my fears proved unfounded.

So. Yes. Just posting about how relieved I am that one of my heroes is actually a good writer and not JUST a popular one.

(As an aside, starting in Looking for Alaska also means that I finished The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and can I just say, David Mitchell, you never disappoint. It is SO very different from Cloud Atlas, but just as enthralling. Recommend!)

1 year ago
#books #reading #nerdiness #Nerdfighteria #John Green #Vlogbrothers #looking for alaska #The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet #david mitchell #book rec #book recommendation 

mariakleopatra answered your question: So the trouble with me going to bookshops…

jacob de zoet! and sense of an ending! and yay - A FRIEND

Yes, A FRIEND :p Let it be known to all :p Happy now? :p

I think I will start with Jacob de Zoet.

2 years ago
#mariakleopatra #books #reading #David Mitchell #The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet #bookporn 
So the trouble with me going to bookshops…

… is I can’t just buy ONE book. Now I have two (and six more on the way in the mail) and no idea which to start with. Not to mention that I borrowed The Sense of an Ending from a friend recently and it was mentioned in class as well => curious.

Anyway. Help me out!

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet OR 50 Great Short Stories? :)

2 years ago
#The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet #David Mitchell #50 Great Short Stories #books #reading #book nerd #bookporn 

mariakleopatra replied to your post: #bestfeeling

wait - you haven’t read cloud atlas yet?

I have OF COURSE read Cloud Atlas, as well as Shades of Grey, but both were lent to me by Ellena. Just taking the opportunity to purchase my own copy :) The other four are all new to me!

2 years ago
#mariakleopatra #nerd #reading #books #thebookdepository.com #Cloud Atlas #david mitchell #Shades of Grey #Jasper Fforde 
#bestfeeling

6 books on the way from bookdep <3

The fun is guessing in which order they’ll arrive.

My guess:

Dolores Claiborne => Shades of Grey => Looking for Alaska => The Unconsoled => Cloud Atlas => The Mysteries of Udolpho.

For no real reason :p

2 years ago
#thebookdepository.com #The Book Depository #books #reading #Stephen King #John Green #Kazuo Ishiguro #David Mitchell #Jasper Fforde #Ann Radcliffe