The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide

Registered by wingrubyrebelwing of Toledo, Ohio USA on 8/19/2017
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingrubyrebelwing from Toledo, Ohio USA on Saturday, August 19, 2017
this was a very quick read. nothing like my tattoos, but gave me some ideas.

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, December 04, 2017
This marvelous wishlist book arrived today - many thanks! And thanks for the Christmas card, too. Happy holidays to you!

Later: I enjoyed this collection, with its varied interpretations of the theme; there are significant quotes (some short, some long - one guy had a full back-piece depicting two solid pages of text), favorite illustrations (I loved the Tenniel Jabberwock), individual words (including the "Skin" project, an attempt to write a short story in which each word is tattooed on the skin of a different person and which is never to be transcribed otherwise), and even a temporary tattoo (which is about my speed - I couldn't commit to a permanent one!). I think I enjoyed the contributors' reasons as much or more than the tattoos themselves, in most cases; there were some fascinating, touching, funny stories here. Among the most unusual: "The Imp of the Perverse," on the skin of a person who'd been a cutter, and who chose the words to reflect the perversity of the urge to self-harm - and who placed the tattoo near some of the scars...

Released 2 yrs ago (1/9/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library (UBCZ), 14 Epping Rd in Exeter, New Hampshire USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2018 Clean Start release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2018 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

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