Tuesday, July 15, 2014
With this lovely picture book Megumi Kajiwara and Tathuhiko Nijima, readers use a handheld light source to create shadows that help tell the story. The reader in the video is using a cell phone, but how cool would this be by candlelight?
Saturday, June 7, 2014
I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us. That is my belief.
--Franz Kafka (via Brain Pickings)