Bookish Observations

The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo

The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo

A bookish observation: Picking up a beautiful book is one of life’s great pleasures. A beautiful book feels well balanced as you hold it in your hands, the paper is pristine and smooth, the typography clean and well spaced. With the physical experience comes the emotional experience of hopeful expectation that this book contains something special. Something that makes a difference.

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Australian Classics by Jane Gleeson-White

Australian Classics by Jane Gleeson-White

A bookish observation: There’s always a sense of warmth when reflecting on a book just read and enjoyed. That’s how I feel today about Jane Gleeson-White’s well written book “Australian Classics”. I found the book a pleasure to read. Each chapter was dedicated to a particular book and was a comfortable length explaining the what, how and why, of the chosen “Australian Classic” followed by the author’s story, some dazzling, others sad.…

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