isserleylovesbooks:

Closed book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
The open one: Faulks on Fiction (chapter on Mr. Darcy).
Photo: Isserley

Book blog post!

isserleylovesbooks:

Closed book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

The open one: Faulks on Fiction (chapter on Mr. Darcy).

Photo: Isserley

Book blog post!

@2 years ago with 5 notes
#photo by me #books #reading #literature #pride and prejudice #jane austen #sebastian faulks #faulks on fictions #mr. darcy #book #literature lovin #my books 
<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 :)

@2 years ago with 12 notes
#The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet #cloud atlas #david mitchell #books #reading #bookporn #book porn #nerdiness #literature lovin 
Hark! A Vagrant &lt;3

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@2 years ago with 12 notes
#books #literature #literature lovin #Brönte #hark! a vagrant #Kate Beaton 
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@2 years ago with 42013 notes
#writing #books #reading #literature lovin #F. Scott Fitzgerald #quotes #author #authors 

Anonymous said: Two questions: 1) If you had to recommend one single book (and I realise how difficult the choice must be) as the one everyone NEEDS to have read, which one would that be? And 2) You read so much, do you ever write yourself too (eg. a journal)?

Oh hello Anon! (I LOVE getting nice anons!)

1) is a horrid horrid question, I hope you know that XD Speaking from experience, there are two books that I’ve ever actually spur-of-the-moment bought friends when they said they’d never read it. Those are Pride and Prejudice and To Kill a Mockingbird. However, I’ve had limited success getting people as enthousiastic about these as I am. My best and oldest friend (who is also a person I take book recs from regularly) shockingly did not care for Mockingbird, though she had previously read P&P and liked it (though not to the same extent that I do). I’m actually trying not to do this anymore, because I find that my very enthousiastic recommendations often feel pushy to the recipients and the expectations are too high. It’s basically me sitting there (metaphorically) going “and? and? do you love it yet? do you adore it? did you cry?” and that just doesn’t work at all. I regularly casually recommend books, usually one from my re-read list, and those get a better reception.
To answer the “why these” implicit in your question: I think that everyone should try Austen. There is so much to learn in each of the novels about human nature and how society works (even now) that I disagree completely with those who call her work outdated. The humor in her novels, the rich character development: that will always be worthwhile to read.

It’s much the same for To Kill a Mockingbird: both novels show you, without telling you, what right and wrong might mean, what might help you decide what’s important to you - who you are.
Good novels can show you nuances in the world around you - that’s the most important part, to me. I explain it poorly, but that’s about it for me.

2) I don’t write a journal, because nothing very exciting ever happens to me and, having once perused one of my teen journals, the potential for future embarrasment always stops me whenever I try now. As a young teen, I wrote a (very poorly constructed though fun to write) “book”, but after that first one, never finished another story. Whenever I have urgent school deadlines, the desire to write strikes me again, but I suppose I just haven’t been inspired.

@2 years ago
#personal #Anons #reading #bookporn #book porn #nerdiness #literature lovin #literature #Pride and Prejudice #P&amp;P #Jane Austen #To Kill a Mockingbird #Harper Lee 
isserleylovesbooks:

Closed book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
The open one: Faulks on Fiction (chapter on Mr. Darcy).
Photo: Isserley

Book blog post!
2 years ago
#photo by me #books #reading #literature #pride and prejudice #jane austen #sebastian faulks #faulks on fictions #mr. darcy #book #literature lovin #my books 
&lt;3
2 years ago
#writing #books #reading #literature lovin #F. Scott Fitzgerald #quotes #author #authors 
&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 :)
2 years ago
#The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet #cloud atlas #david mitchell #books #reading #bookporn #book porn #nerdiness #literature lovin 

Anonymous said: Two questions: 1) If you had to recommend one single book (and I realise how difficult the choice must be) as the one everyone NEEDS to have read, which one would that be? And 2) You read so much, do you ever write yourself too (eg. a journal)?

Oh hello Anon! (I LOVE getting nice anons!)

1) is a horrid horrid question, I hope you know that XD Speaking from experience, there are two books that I’ve ever actually spur-of-the-moment bought friends when they said they’d never read it. Those are Pride and Prejudice and To Kill a Mockingbird. However, I’ve had limited success getting people as enthousiastic about these as I am. My best and oldest friend (who is also a person I take book recs from regularly) shockingly did not care for Mockingbird, though she had previously read P&P and liked it (though not to the same extent that I do). I’m actually trying not to do this anymore, because I find that my very enthousiastic recommendations often feel pushy to the recipients and the expectations are too high. It’s basically me sitting there (metaphorically) going “and? and? do you love it yet? do you adore it? did you cry?” and that just doesn’t work at all. I regularly casually recommend books, usually one from my re-read list, and those get a better reception.
To answer the “why these” implicit in your question: I think that everyone should try Austen. There is so much to learn in each of the novels about human nature and how society works (even now) that I disagree completely with those who call her work outdated. The humor in her novels, the rich character development: that will always be worthwhile to read.

It’s much the same for To Kill a Mockingbird: both novels show you, without telling you, what right and wrong might mean, what might help you decide what’s important to you - who you are.
Good novels can show you nuances in the world around you - that’s the most important part, to me. I explain it poorly, but that’s about it for me.

2) I don’t write a journal, because nothing very exciting ever happens to me and, having once perused one of my teen journals, the potential for future embarrasment always stops me whenever I try now. As a young teen, I wrote a (very poorly constructed though fun to write) “book”, but after that first one, never finished another story. Whenever I have urgent school deadlines, the desire to write strikes me again, but I suppose I just haven’t been inspired.

2 years ago
#personal #Anons #reading #bookporn #book porn #nerdiness #literature lovin #literature #Pride and Prejudice #P&amp;P #Jane Austen #To Kill a Mockingbird #Harper Lee 
Hark! A Vagrant &lt;3
2 years ago
#books #literature #literature lovin #Brönte #hark! a vagrant #Kate Beaton