Library Loot: Week of February 23
I am outlandishly excited about the Library Loot I got in this week from my beloved Nantucket Atheneum: Letters to a Future Lover: Marginalia, Errata, Secrets, Inscriptions, and Other Ephemera Found in Libraries by Ander Monson (recommended by NPR) and The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre (mentioned by Book Riot in their great piece on characters who are removed from film adaptations of their books).
Indeed, I am so ensorcelled with the aesthetics of Letters to a Future Lover — That cover! The perfectly slim and clean proportions! The matte finish! — that I may just buy it, content unseen. We’ll see. I really hope the inside lives up to the outside (not to mention that rhapsodic reviews it has been getting).
Also, I don’t think there is any more relevant book for Library Loot than Monson’s. From what I understand, it’s essentially a philosophical love letter to libraries. Yay!
I’ve been a bit bogged down in Simon Garfield’s (fine, but not amazing) Off the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks, so I’m hoping one of these beauties will kick-start a reading binge.
What did you loot from your local library this week?