Category: Books

Details from home

I thought we’d take a peek at some details around our house today. I will give you the full house tour one day, but that’s not today. You only get a chance to see parts of the house where full chaos and mayhem hasn’t taken over. yet.

We have placed a few white cabinets on one side of our living room. They help hide away the uglies that are necessary to keep somewhere (like our Tourist shelf with guide books or our cable cabinet) without showing them off. As we’re in a rental we’re not allowed to place anything proper on the wall. Or actually, that’s a wee lie. We can put up those tape hooks, but as I haven’t bothered framing a lot of the art we have yet, this is what we have. A lot of piled things on the cabinet. Too much colour for me right now though. 

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Across from the cabinets and just above our larger sofa is an arrangement of black and white posters/photographs. I put them up awaiting our artwork, but liked them so much they were allowed to stay.

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Party leftovers.

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My books arrived a few months back. So far I haven’t been bothered to find a proper storage solution for them so they are neatly arranged in piles around the living room.

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Throw pillows in the sofa.

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I’ve always wanted Eames chairs. Well this is not the proper ones. We’re simply not that rich so these replicas will have to suffice. I love the look of the legs.

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And yes, what’s in the background looking all blurred is more books. There’s about 20 piles scattered everywhere I can fit them. I just can’t get enough of books, okay?

On my nightstand: All my friends are superheroes

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I’m a sucker for books. And not just any books; they have to be in paper, be written beautifully and have amazing covers. I know that the covers aren’t always very representative of the content, but boy, you should know that quite often they are. I have this preconception that if an author really pours their heart into their work, they will be really passionate about everything about the book – including the cover. So for me a good cover almost always equals a good book.

But this wasn’t the point of my post. I was about to tell you about the book I finished recently.

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Everyone say hi to ‘All my friends are superheroes’ by Andrew Kaufman. I know this is an old book, but I don’t really care. I find it so sweet and endearing and it somehow makes me think I have some kind of superpower too. Although the main character, Tom, actually doesn’t.

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The book (or rather novella) is a love story between Tom and the Perfectionist, set in Toronto.  the Perfectionist isn’t his first superhero girlfriend. He has had others, such as Someday, with the super power of shrinking. 130808-AllMyFriendsAreSuperHeroes-Text-1

 

But it’s the Perfectionist that steals his heart. 130808-AllMyFriendsAreSuperHeroes-Text-2 130808-AllMyFriendsAreSuperHeroes-Text-3

It’s such a sweet, odd, weird love story. With a few bits and bobs of superhero weirdness thrown in. It’s also super short, so set off an hour or so next time it’s raining, brew a nice cuppa and enjoy it.