Friends Made Of Paper and Ink

Reading now: The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"Even then my only friends were made of paper and ink. At school I had learned to read and write long before the other children. Where my school friends saw notches of ink on incomprehensible pages, I saw light, streets, and people. Words and the mystery of their hidden science fascinated me, and I saw in them a key with which I could unlock a boundless world, a safe haven from that home, those streets, and those troubled days in which I could sense that only a limited fortune awaited me."

So far this book is proving to be equally as good as Shadow of the Wind. Like Zafon's earlier work, this too is a book about books and brings us back to the "cemetery of forgotten books". Ohhh it's just so good! If you are a reader who loves the idea of books - a reader who loves the smell and the feel of books and the notion that they can offer everything from understanding to compassion to an entirely new outlook of the world - then you will like this book.

If you're here from the hop, welcome! Take off your coat and stay awhile.


  1. I loved, loved, loved The Shadow of the Wind. I haven't read this book yet but it is on my list. Hey, I stopped by to tell you that I chose you for a Blogging AWARD. Please stop by and pick it up at http://www.booksnob-booksnob.blogspot.com

  2. I really have to get on to Shadow of the Wind, huh? I've heard some really good things about it.
    But I relate to this excerpt scarily so.
    Also, I see you've recently graduated! Ugh, I have too, and it's a nightmare.
    Anyway, will be keeping my eye on your blog
    - Ilona

  3. Booksnob - I'm happy to find another Shadow of the WInd fan! That book changed the way I look at books. And thank you for the award! I'm coming over to get it right now :)

    Ilona - You DO need to read Shadow of the Wind. I think it's one of those books that no matter what your reading taste is, you'll enjoy it. And yes, I have recently graduated and it's not fun! What a crappy time to try and look for a job or, God forbid, start any sort of literary career.

  4. I definitely think you should read Bree Tanner before you see Eclipse. It adds a different dimension to the story. I haven't read Eclipse in a few years, so it was a nice refresher for me!

    Tara@ Tamingthebookshelf.blogspot.com