In my essay I am exploring the use of the book as an emotional object and looking at our attachment to certain books. I'd love to hear your opinions or if you have a few minutes spare and would like join in tell me which book , if any, you have an attachment to. I don't mean one you just read or enjoyed but something that has strong meaning for you.
For me (tho I have several) it is a particular edition of Hans Anderson Fairy Tales which I owned as a child. I don't know what happened to it but I still search the junk shops for that exact edition. I can remember the musty smell, the colour of the cover, the loose pages and the memory of reading it under the bedcovers by torchlight. Another would be Maisie Middleton which I read to my daughter every night when she was little, for probably more than a year ..I can still recite it from memory.
I would be great if you would send me a photo or scan of your book cover (tho don't worry if not)and a line about where or when you acquired it and what it means to you.
As well as being incredibly helpful to my research I would like to include them in a book... only with permission of course.
..thanks in anticipation
I started back at Camberwell College of Arts last week for the second year of an MA in Book Arts. As much as I couldn't wait to get back I am dreading the essay which is due in November. I have worked hard through the summer, have enough material for three essays and yet I am still stuck and sit here with my aching brain full of essay soup.
A blog, I thought, might be a great way to warm up for the big stuff ..but what should I write?
Then I remembered this.. “Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.." Arthur Ashe
I'm following my bliss.