The Gifts of Reading
3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1
on Sunday, October 15, 2023
Every book is a kind of gift to its reader, and the act of giving books is charged with a special emotional resonance. It is a meeting of three minds (the giver, the author, the recipient), an exchange of intellectual and psychological currency, that leaves each participant enriched. Here Robert Macfarlane recounts the story of a book he was given as a young man, and how he managed eventually to return the favour, though never repay the debt.
From one of the most lyrical writers of our time comes a perfectly formed gem, a lyrical celebration of the transcendent power and humanity of the given book.
Journal Entry 2
Riddik Cafe in Templestowe Lower, Victoria Australia on Sunday, October 15, 2023
Released 4 mos ago (10/16/2023 UTC) at Riddik Cafe in Templestowe Lower, Victoria Australia
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Left at Riddik.
Journal Entry 3
Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, November 2, 2023
The perfect book for Bookcrossers...
Caught today at Riddik Cafe.
Journal Entry 4
Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Monday, November 13, 2023
This book is about the joys of reading and giving and receiving books, it is speaking my language.
I particularly enjoyed this quote '...the act of giving encourages the onwards circulation of generosity'.
I whole-heartedly agree with this concept and highly recommend it as well as this book!!!
Journal Entry 5
Cafe 130 (formerly SI Cafe) in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Friday, December 1, 2023
Released 2 mos ago (12/7/2023 UTC) at Cafe 130 (formerly SI Cafe) in Templestowe, Victoria Australia
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Journal Entry 6
Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Friday, December 8, 2023
A short endearing account of a friendship between academics in which several texts on naturalism, travel and observation of the wild are mentioned. There are also some brief reflections on the meaning of the gifts, which are more or less interesting.