Shoot That Book combines my passion for books and my tendency to become trigger happy with a camera. My lack of photography skills is compensated by my enthusiasm. Basically, I like taking pictures of books.
Remember when I mentioned last week that I mostly read on my Kindle? Well, I just started The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente for a readalong with blog friends Janice and Holly. It feels good to read an actual book again! I realized that I’ve missed the feel of a book in my hands and it’s such a gorgeous book too, I had to take pictures:
I’m having a hard time reading on the train though because it’s so packed. I don’t mind though, I’m really enjoying reading this. I keep wanting to highlight the passages that I like. Here’s a fairly spoiler-free excerpt early on:
“…all children are Heartless. They have not grown a heart yet, which is why they can climb high trees and say shocking things and leap so very high grown-up hearts flutter in terror. Hearts weigh quite a lot. That is why it takes so long to grow one. But, as in their reading and arithmetic and drawing, different children proceed at different speeds. (It is well known that reading quickens the growth of a heart like nothing else.)”
The trailer for this is delightful, you have to check it out if you haven’t seen it yet:
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll fall in love with this book! Have you read Fairyland (the whole title is quite a mouthful) yet? Let me know what you think if you have.