The Child That Books Built
3 journalers for this copy...
From the sleeve:
"What would you find if you went back and re-read your favourite books from childhood? In this beautifully written memoir, Francis Spufford discovers both delight and sadness."
Can't wait to start reading this!
Journal Entry 2
Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, September 27, 2013
Reserved for kirjakko.
ETA 11 Oct 2013:
Hahaha, kirjakko's second journal entry sums up my thoughts perfectly ;)
Journal Entry 3
Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, September 29, 2013
Thanks for tagging me with this, Annimanni! You haven't written your opinion about it, I hope it doesn't mean you didn't like it.
Journal Entry 4
Sipoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, October 11, 2013
Oh dear, the child grew up to become a boring, snobbish adult.
I stopped reading in Forest. If somebody writes about fairy-tale forests: "If the forest is where we go when we lose the framework which gave structure to our past life, we can go there at any age" he is going to lose a reader. And he did.
Journal Entry 5
Invercargill, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- New Zealand on Saturday, December 28, 2013
Released 4 yrs ago (12/30/2013 UTC) at Invercargill, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- New Zealand
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Off as a trade to VeganMedusa. She has been warned that The Child is a snob.
Funnily enough I came across the same picture on a book cover; the other book was a birthday book in honour of Heikki Reenpää, one of the owners of the Otava Publishing House. Have to investigate closer - what is the pic originally??
Journal Entry 6
Invercargill, Southland New Zealand on Monday, January 06, 2014
Thanks, kirjakko! And thank you for the warning. I won't expect much from the book, so maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised? It's worth a try!
Journal Entry 7
Library Cancelled Bookshelves in Invercargill, Southland New Zealand on Sunday, July 22, 2018
Released 4 mos ago (7/22/2018 UTC) at Library Cancelled Bookshelves in Invercargill, Southland New Zealand
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I actually enjoyed this book - yay for low expectations! - although it was definitely dull and pretentious at times. But there was enough in it to keep me wading through the dullness, and I enjoyed the last two chapters (The Town, and The Hole) the most.
Now releasing it to the library's cancelled bookshelves, so another reader can enjoy it (or not).