Covet Garden

I really enjoyed the new issue of Covet Garden. I love that design magazine and I highly recommend you go read it if you have the time. I probably mentioned that on here before, but I like it so much, I figure it can’t hurt to mention it again.

So I’ve been reading a lot this summer. However I’m starting to run out of books. So it is probably a very good and well-timed thing that Union Avenue Books has finally opened to the public. Yay!! A bookstore within walking distance of my apartment! So what books should I get? I like chicklit for summer reading, but sometimes I like heavier things. I just started Airborn by Kenneth Oppel and so far I like it quite a lot. It’s like a Hayao Miyazaki film. Like Porco Rosso mixed with Howl’s Moving Castle and KiKi’s Delivery Service. And maybe a little Castle in the Sky. Or maybe a lot. I’ll have to write up how I like it after I finish the whole trilogy.

*ETA: It’s a lot more Castle in the Sky than Howl’s Moving Castle. It is probably more an interesting mix of Castle in the Sky and Porco Rosso with a little KiKi’s Delivery Service and maybe no Howl’s Moving Castle at all, or just a tiny bit. I will read more of it and then maybe change my mind again. I’ll keep you posted, as it is clearly very important for you to know the precise mixture of Miyazaki films of which this novel reminds me.

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2 Responses to Covet Garden

  1. I was really glad to see that Union Ave. Books sells NEW books. I love old books too, but none of the bookstores that have ever existed in or around downtown Knoxville have ever sold new books, and sometimes you just want a new one.

  2. A. B. Monk says:

    I thought Carpe Librum sold new books. I never made it in there, since it’s all the way in Bearden and if I’m going over there I’d rather go to McKay’s.

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