it all started with a need: everybody needs a good book to read.
then i decided: don't just to to the library and check out 29 books.
so i went with the purpose of bringing home one book for the bedside table.
such restrictions are tough for a girl like me. i mean, i have been known to bring stacks home from the library. i only read a page or two and return it late. yeah. i know. so i decided i was really going to take my time with this one. nurse the shelves. let a libro speak to me, if you know what i mean.
and then, after about twenty minutes spent browsing in the craft/career/food/health sections, i decided i was more interested in a fiction read that would engage my imagination. a thought bubble then popped into my head: insert thought bubble with the words "isabel allende" written inside. so i darted to the first shelves of the fiction section, and found a slew of allende's marvelous books. all good, but none of them struck me. and then, browsing a bit more, i saw Griffin and Sabine books (square so they stick out a bit) leaning off the shelf right at eye level. i said hello to the books: they are darling and i love these stories!
but then their big sister found me.
nick bantock has written a 216 page novel! and the cover art, his beautiful drawing of Ana, the main character, grabbed me as soon as i found it in my hands. oh, the whole book is gorgeous and profound. "it is
p.s. he did this amazing collages over here they are stunning images.