30 July 2009
High on books
I love online shopping. I buy most of my fabric this way and also books. I love to be able to browse at leisure, make choices without any pressure and then there is the delicious anticipation of waiting for the parcel to arrive. I get a real high when I come home to find a package waiting for me. Look what was in the letterbox for me today. Two beautiful books from Persephone. I love their simple grey exteriors and then, when they are opened, a burst of colour comes from their endpapers which are often reproductions of old fabrics. An added bonus is a matching bookmark.
I can't wait to get my nose into these (when I have finished admiring and stroking them). The stories are usually set during the period between the First and Second World Wars and are a delightful glimpse into life at that time. How different it is today.
I now have three Persephone books.
Apparently, if you have three of something that constitutes a collection, or at least the beginning of one. I have a long way to go as there are over 80 books in the Persephone catalogue, but I have made a start and, hopefully, there will be a lot more highs to come.