Day 12 – Most Expensive Book:
I’m back again today with another Toni Morrison. Beloved and Song of Solomon are my most expensive
books. They are both from the Everyman’s Library collection. Beautifully made and they look great on my shelves. Now the thing that really stumped me is this. When I first looked into getting these editions I was so thrilled and was plotting where I’d display them on my shelves. Unfortunately, when I finally went to order them I realized that Everyman’s Library only had Beloved and Song of Solomon. I couldn’t believe it. I was so disappointed and spent the rest of the time trying to figure how they could justify only have 2 of Toni Morrison’s books in their collection. Two years later and I till can’t figure it out. But, don’t you just love the great picture of Morrison on the cover? What expressive eyes! What’s your most expensive book?
Day 11 – Favorite Toni Morrison:
Today’s photo is from one of my favorite authors. I adore this edition because I love the photo of Toni Morrison rocking her afro on the back. Regal! I’ve had the pleasure of reading almost all of her work except Paradise and Love. I hope to get to them both before her new novel is released in March, I believe. The Bluest Eye is Morrison’s first novel and it so happens it is the first Morrison I read. I read it for a Black Women Writers class in my third year of studying English Literature. It opened my eyes to a whole different way of writing and telling a story. I can still remember how blown away by it I was. The writing style, the character the development, the story’s structure, etc. All of that perfection rolled up into a mere 164 pages. If you haven’t read it yet you really need to make the effort to read it before the end of the year. It’s poignant, will break your heart, but mostly make you think profoundly. What’s your favorite Morrison?
Day 9 – Beautiful Edition:
Well if you have followed you know how important today’s theme is to me. Beautiful Edition! Now I had a few ideas for this one but I decided to choose one of the books that I’m reading at the moment and that’s Jacinda Townsend’s Saint Monkey. Couldn’t resist, it’s so beautiful. It’s colorful, vibrant, attractive and the artwork is sensitive to the book’s subject. I don’t know the name of the artist who painted the picture on the cover (wish I did), but the designer of the cover is Jaya Miceli, who has designed plenty of other beautiful covers. I’m enjoying this novel so far and will be back with an in-depth review. I’m currently on p. 50. Name your beautiful edition(s).