Question: Does anyone know if there is a group of New York Book Bloggers yet? I was thinking of starting one.
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This week's question is:
Q. How has your reading habits changed since you were a teen? or If you are still a teen what new genres are you in love with currently?
This is probably strange but as a teen I was snooty. I was a completely classics reader. The only time I would deviate from that is with V.C. Andrews. In college, reading classics became schoolwork so I had to find something else. I ended up reading romance novels and YA for fun. And now, I am addicted and there is no saving me---although I do reread Anne of Green Gables, Little Women and Pride and Prejudice yearly.
“Let’s talk crazy book titles! Highlight one or two (or as many as you like!) titles in your personal collection that have the most interesting titles! If you can’t find any, feel free to find one on the internet!”
Oh Lordy. Probably Just My Type. It’s a book about fonts! That has to be the best title I have ever heard.
A hugely entertaining and revealing guide to the history of type that asks, What does your favorite font say about you?
Fonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie posters and books, and on just about every product we buy. But where do fonts come from, and why do we need so many? Who is responsible for the staid practicality of Times New Roman, the cool anonymity of Arial, or the irritating levity of Comic Sans (and the movement to ban it)?
Typefaces are now 560 years old, but we barely knew their names until about twenty years ago when the pull-down font menus on our first computers made us all the gods of type. Beginning in the early days of Gutenberg and ending with the most adventurous digital fonts, Simon Garfield explores the rich history and subtle powers of type. He goes on to investigate a range of modern mysteries, including how Helvetica took over the world, what inspires the seeming ubiquitous use of Trajan on bad movie posters, and exactly why the all-type cover of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus was so effective. It also examines why the "T" in the Beatles logo is longer than the other letters and how Gotham helped Barack Obama into the White House. A must-have book for the design conscious, Just My Type's cheeky irreverence will also charm everyone who loved Eats, Shoots & Leaves and Schott's Original Miscellany.
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