Wishful Wednesday 41: Bookish Books



Menjelang Natal biasanya saya semangat, tapi nggak tahu kenapa tahun ini terasa agak sepi dan mellow.
Dan tahun ini saya ngga kepincut dengan buku berbau natal.

Setelah browsing ke blog tetangga, saya jadi kepengin punya 2 buku ini:


The Novel Cure:
From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You
By Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin

“The Guardian” (UK) “An exuberant pageant of literary fiction and a celebration of the possibilities of the novel.” A novel is a story transmitted from the novelist to the reader. It offers distraction, entertainment, and an opportunity to unwind or focus. But it can also be something more powerful–a way to learn about how to live. Read at the right moment in your life, a novel can–quite literally–change it. “The Novel Cure “is a reminder of that power. To create this apothecary, the authors have trawled two thousand years of literature for novels that effectively promote happiness, health, and sanity, written by brilliant minds who knew what it meant to be human and wrote their life lessons into their fiction. Structured like a reference book, readers simply look up their ailment, be it agoraphobia, boredom, or a midlife crisis, and are given a novel to read as the antidote. Bibliotherapy does not discriminate between pains of the body and pains of the head (or heart). Aware that you’ve been cowardly? Pick up “To Kill a Mockingbird “for an injection of courage. Experiencing a sudden, acute fear of death? Read “One Hundred Years of””Solitude “for some perspective on the larger cycle of life. Nervous about throwing a dinner party? Ali Smith’s “There but for The “will convince you that yours could never go “that “wrong. Whatever your condition, the prescription is simple: a novel (or two), to be read at regular intervals and in nice long chunks until you finish. Some treatments will lead to a complete cure. Others will offer solace, showing that you’re not the first to experience these emotions. “The Novel Cure “is also peppered with useful lists and sidebars recommending the best novels to read when you’re stuck in traffic or can’t fall asleep, the most important novels to read during every decade of life, and many more. Brilliant in concept and deeply satisfying in execution, “The Novel Cure “belongs on everyone’s bookshelf and in every medicine cabinet. It will make even the most well-read fiction aficionado pick up a novel he’s never heard of, and see familiar ones with new eyes. Mostly, it will reaffirm literature’s ability to distract and transport, to resonate and reassure, to change the way we see the world and our place in it. “The Economist” “Astute and often amusing . . . a charming addition to any library. Time spent leafing through its pages is inspiring – even therapeutic.”

Saya nggak perlu intip Goodreads untuk ngecek rating buku ini. Saya yakin pasti keren dan memuaskan ingin tahu saya tentang buku-buku yang belum saya baca.

Nah, buku satunya yang ini:


The Bookshop Book
By Jen Campbell

We’re not talking about rooms that are just full of books.

We’re talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, converted churches and underground car parks. Bookshops on boats, on buses, and in old run-down train stations. Fold-out bookshops, undercover bookshops, this-is-the-best-place-I’ve-ever-been-to-bookshops.

Meet Sarah and her Book Barge sailing across the sea to France; meet Sebastien, in Mongolia, who sells books to herders of the Altai mountains; meet the bookshop in Canada that’s invented the world’s first antiquarian book vending machine.

And that’s just the beginning.

From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over two hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we’ve yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole).

The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world.

β€œA good bookshop is not just about selling books from shelves, but reaching out into the world and making a difference.”

David Almond
(The Bookshop Book includes interviews and quotes from David Almond, Ian Rankin, Tracy Chevalier, Audrey Niffenegger, Jacqueline Wilson, Jeanette Winterson and many, many others.)

Who doesn’t love bookshop? Buku ini selain covernya cute, isinya pasti bikin saya senyum-senyum sambil ngiler.

Itu saja wishlist saya minggu ini, semoga suatu hari bisa terkabul.

Yang mau ikutan pamer wishlist-nya langsung aja klik Perpus Kecil


About lustandcoffee

A housewife, a mother, a passionate literati, a writer, a tea addict & occasional traveler. I also translate some articles for a business magazine. I'm a contributor for Writer's Magz Indonesia.

Posted on December 17, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Aku juga penasaran sama buku yang ke-2. Semoga lekas terkabul wish-nya…

  2. dua2nya seru nih…
    smoga cepet kesampaian πŸ™‚

  3. Setuju sama kak Nath, kayaknya dua novel ini seru-seru. Dari judulnya saja sudah mengundang rasa ingin tahu.
    Semoga segera trekabul, kak ^^/

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