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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

No Two Persons Ever Read the Same Book: Quotes on Books, Reading and Writing

No Two Persons Ever Read the Same Book: Quotes on Books, Reading and Writing - Bart Van Aken

As I mentioned in an earlier post, this book was a gift.  An amazing gift made personal and unique by my bestie, so I was never going to rate this less than 5 stars.

 

Now that the bias has been disclosed, it is actually a beautiful book.  The cover is metallic gold cloth (not printed gold paper) and each page is set in it's own typeface, one that fits the spirit of the quote (as interpreted by the author and the typesetter, at least).

 

The best part:  each quote includes a small biography of its author and if the quote originated in another language, it's repeated in its native language.  This made it easy for me to curl up and read what is unarguably nothing more than a book of quotes as if it was a narrative, beginning to end, Saturday night.

 

If you are inclined towards collection books, I un-hesitatingly recommend this one.

 

"Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, a fate.

 

It is not a hobby."

 

-Jeanette Winterson