what is it with books?

13 Jul

best. gif. EVER.

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When it’s a film based on a book, I watch the film first, then read the book. It tends to keep my disappointment/ frustration level down in the comparison between the two – and when I do read the book it’s like the ultimate director’s edition extended cut filled with deleted scenes and the occasional alternative ending or two.

But this scene in The Book Thief.

When Leisel enters the Mayor’s library and encounters those shelves of books, the film makes me flash a knowing smile, but Zusak’s word portrait in the book touches chords deeper in me than I can even understand. Which makes the gif at the top of this post the sexiest best gif ever. It makes me want to invade used bookstores and libraries, anything with vintage books – there’s just something about those vintage books! – and run the back of my hand along the spines.

Oh yes.

What is it with books?

won't work in most bookstores. most.

won’t work in most bookstores. most.




Posted by on July 13, 2014 in Books, haverings, Movies


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3 responses to “what is it with books?

  1. randall

    July 16, 2014 at 4:09 am

    Have you ever been to the rare book room in Powell’s Books in Portland? My God I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Why, oh why was there a 90 minute limit on my parking meter?!

  2. wordhaver

    July 16, 2014 at 4:11 am

    I so need to go to there!

  3. randall

    July 16, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Yes, you so do.


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