Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Skinny Books

Yesterday I received the most wonderful surprise in the mail.



Cakes and Ale by the fabulous Somerset Maugham. A juicy satire about literary London in the 1930s, such a fun well told story was exactly what I was in the mood for.


But as it turned out...


...I would have to visit a bookstore to enjoy the novel itself (but could enjoy the lovely note at home)! I immediately began the hunt for these fabulous postcards and how appropriate that I should come across them on Amazon. A box of 100 cards, each representing a Penguin classic, I simply could not resist. Can you possibly blame me?

11 comments:

Rob M. said...

These are really quite nice! I wonder if Twilight has become a Penguin classic yet...

Angie Muresan said...

I may just go and buy a set too. They're irresistible!

brismod said...

Fabulous. Love them. Definitely a great find for a bibliophile!

mise said...

Oh lovely! I must have some Right Now. But could I bear to send them to people?

Mlle Paradis said...

you can also find deck chairs with this motif. on my husband's wish list. great marketing strategy no?

Laura [What I Like] said...

Rob - I'm sure it's not far off.

Angie - I found them to be as well...clearly.

brismod - Yes, even just having cover images in my home makes me happy!

mise - Always the problem with lovely things that are meant for others, no?

Mlle Paradis - You are right, it is a fabulous way to get people excited about books they may never have even thought about!

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

Very cool, Laura! I love postcards as a way for keeping in touch with friends with something less than a full-fledged letter but more than an email or text message. I sometimes buy vintage postcards at flea markets and antique shops, usually of cities where I've lived, and then use them. At a dollar to a few bucks, they're as cheap as greeting cards, only cooler. I always get great responses from people when I send them.

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French Fancy said...

That's a novel (ouch) stocking filler for Xmas time. thank you for the tip.

Karena said...

They look wonderful!! I would love to have this set...off to take a look.

Karena
Art by Karena

Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

That is a find! I am a book whore though and I would go for it...plus I really like penguins.

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