For Alice CThe binding, in natural-colour half-linen imported from the Netherlands, is stamped in dark brown on the shelfback and blind-stamped on the front cover.
The end-leaves are a rust laid stock from Strathmore,
echoing the colour used within the book.
this is "the earliest work in German literature
to deal with contemporary events in everyday language."
Simplicissimus would have loved blogging.
This would have been his avatar in your comment box:
But written with great wit and humour.
from all over
of food and housewares.
but based in fact.
Much like all good bloggers do.
So, dear Alice, I hope you enjoyed Simplicissimus.
It is certainly a huge book,
and I am quite certain that I will never actually read it from cover to cover,
but that is of no consequence.
For Simplicissimus will now always remind me of a dear blogging friend
who knocked on the door of my library,
and spent some time with me.
Alice is the last borrower of the day.
I hope to be able to share many more of my bookshelves with you in the near future. Until then, I am toying with the idea of starting another short story in installments.
Oh, yes, I should also mention that another Jewish festival is coming up -this Thursday is the most solemn day of the year, Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). No, this is not the cheesecake holiday, but rather a day of fasting.
Wishing you all a wonderful week! Your book choices have been inspiring, and your comments have been so very interesting!