The Bout of Books read-a-thon started today!
I’m going to start reading Paraphernalia: The Curious Lives of Magical Things by Steven Connor!
In this highly imaginative exploration of our relationship with everyday things, Steven Connor looks at those items which, though mundane, have a magical quality—the things which have an often surprising power to absorb, disturb, seduce, and soothe.
With chapters on everything from keys to handkerchiefs, and sweets to spectacles, Connor embarks upon a historical, philosophical, and linguistic journey to reconnect with the curious and quirky things with which we have a forgotten intimacy.
– From Goodreads
It should be a quick read to get me in the magical mood before starting on my fiction books. Remember, I’m trying to read 3 books by the end of Sunday. Time to get started!
What’s your first book this read-a-thon? Leave me a link if you’re participating or if not, tell me what you’re currently reading!