If Only We Could Read Faster (for October 12)

If time and money were infinite, this is what we would buy and read.


Our Kind of Traitor
John le Carré
If you read le Carré then this recommendation is moot. If you don’t, well… you should. May we humbly suggest The Spy Who Came in From the Cold and Smiley’s People as a nice place to start.

The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide
Eva Talmadge and Justin Taylor
I can’t even begin to unpack the signifier/signified relationship in a text tattoo, but this book of tatoos from and inspired by literature, and the stories behind them, sounds like the perfect high-bar for a literary tour: books so beloved they were injected into the readers’ flesh. Book trailer.

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