Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Two quick reads

Finished March 19
Living with Books by Alan Powers
This examination of books as decorative elements in homes provides some interesting ideas for book storage. It is divided into different types of room from home offices to bathrooms, and I got some ideas from it. I preferred the quirky to the traditional. It would have been nice to see more addressing small spaces as I have lots of books and a small house.

The End of the Alphabet by C.S. Richardson
This short novel examines the last few days in the life of Ambrose Zephyr, who discovers that his is fatally ill and has less than a month to live. On the spur of the moment, he decides to travel to places in alphabetical order, with his wife, Zappora (Zipper) Ashkenazi, beginning with Amsterdam. The novel addresses the relationship between the two of them, their best friends, their careers, and their emotions facing this sudden crisis. A moving account.

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