Stuck-in-a-Book’s Weekend Miscellany

I’ll be spending my weekend reading 1924 books in preparation for the 1924 Club kicking off on Monday – I unwisely decided to start quite a few books at once, but I’m hoping to finish at least one of them by Monday. Of course, the club readalong will be going on over a fortnight, so plenty of time!

1.Alice Dali) The blog post – speaking of readalongs, Ali has come up with a really brilliant Woolf readalong plan for 2016. It’s a very thoughtful look at Woolf’s life and career, with plenty of opportunities for the Woolf devotee or the Woolf newbie. I’m looking forward to lots of Woolf re-reading, and maybe even finally getting around to reading her letters and diaries.

2.) The linkKoko the gorilla had a birthday and picked some kittens to be her pets. Then she signed ‘put it on my head’. Koko is the gorilla we all deserve.

3.) The book – I’ve had my eye on this for a while, in my Amazon wishlist, but just spotted it in a shop the other day. I resisted (partly because my birthday isn’t too far away!) but this Princeton University Press reprinted edition of Alice with illustrations by Salvador Dali looks like a must for my small but beautiful Alice collection (featuring thus far Tenniel and Tove Jansson).

14 thoughts on “Stuck-in-a-Book’s Weekend Miscellany

    • October 18, 2015 at 10:56 pm
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      I don’t know of JVL – thanks very much! Alice does seem to attract many wonderful illustrators. So much material for the imagination!

  • October 17, 2015 at 2:21 pm
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    That edition of Alice looks SO interesting. I have my eye on Anna Rifle Bond’s illustrated Alice. I already have the calendar.

    • October 18, 2015 at 10:56 pm
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      Oo, I’ll also keep an eye out for that one too!

    • October 18, 2015 at 10:57 pm
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      It’s wonderful! I doubt I’ll manage to join in all of them, but it would certainly be fun to do some.

  • October 17, 2015 at 7:41 pm
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    i like knowing the price of your more unusual buys–i can only admire your lavish spending.No offence meant.

    • October 18, 2015 at 10:58 pm
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      Out of interest, why is it that you’re interested in the prices? (And I’m not in the position to go for anything TOO lavish, sadly, but manage to economise on other things to make sure I can have a ready supply of books :))

  • October 17, 2015 at 7:54 pm
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    Thanks Simon glad so many people seem so keen on a VW read-a-long.

    • October 18, 2015 at 10:59 pm
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      When I started blogging, nobody seemed to talk about Woolf – now she’s everywhere, and hopefully even moreso now with this initiative!

  • October 18, 2015 at 1:03 pm
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    The 1924 read-along sounds wonderful but it’s also the time for atmospheric spooky reads so that’s won out. Have a lovely weekend, Simon!

    • October 18, 2015 at 10:59 pm
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      Aw, there must be a spooky 1924 read somewhere… there’s a challenge.

  • October 18, 2015 at 5:47 pm
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    The Dali illustrations look interesting. I may have to look for it. I think it would me much to easy to start collecting Alice gooks for their illustrations.

    • October 18, 2015 at 10:59 pm
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      It would definitely be too easy and too tempting!

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