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World Book Day

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Can’t imagine my apartment without bookshelves in every room!

Ebooks are convenient , but real books feel, smell and look so good.

Hug a book today!

Men of action

Since I had a late night celebrating New Year’s Eve — thank you, Skype — I decided to ease into 2015 reading on the couch.

Today’s tome?

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No, Cary Elwes wasn’t here with me, darn the luck — but his memoir of the casting, preparation and filming of The Princess Bride reads like a candid conversation.

Elwes reminisces about every step and misstep (literally) in his journey as the sword-wielding Westley, true love of Buttercup and (SPOILER ALERT) secret identity of the Dread Pirate Roberts.  Every word telegraphs his enduring love for the role and for the cast and crew, as do sidebars from co-stars Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal and director Rob Reiner.

But it is Elwes’ gratitude and humility some 25 years later that are most endearing.  He has enjoyed a successful career in film, but acknowledges that he owes an enormous debt to…

The Man in Black.

 

 

Shiny objects

I can’t remember the last time I used a bonafide bookmark, let alone bought one.

Wait — now I can.

I purchased a metal bookmark in the likeness of the Tokyo Tower in their gift shop during my visit on my final day in Japan.

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It makes me want to pick up a real book and read it — instead of the Kindle I am usually reading these days.

Love it so much!

Thrill seeker

What do you do when you’re bored?

I read.  Go to the movies or a show.  Often just hop online.

Clearly that wouldn’t work for this guy.

 

Kudos to him for raising money for charity!