"signs you're addicted to books" from Buzzfeed. Like my father before me, I have been sternly admonished by my partner to get rid of an equal number of books before bringing any more into the house. Not only is haunting used bookstores one of my top pastimes, but I work for Daedalus and need to obtain books from them with which to blog. Right?? What's a girl to do? Last weekend I travelled to the idyllic town of Mathews, VA, right on the Chesapeake Bay. Knowing me to be a rabid bibliophile, my kind hostess kept dropping hints about the book sale the library had every Saturday in a house behind it.
Upon returning home, I was met by a long-suffering sigh at the sight of it, but I don't care. I got great stuff (including a first edition of William Maxwell's The Chateau and the new Ruth Rendell), and there's always a nook or cranny somewhere!
Note: the graphics above are by Celine Loup, the dear daughter of cherished friends. Her website has many more outstanding illustrations for various publications, and you can support her burgeoning career by purchasing modestly priced prints of these or other graphics (Lady Murasaki is calling to me) from her shop.