Lifetime passions contained in small packages

By Nora Vasconcelos

Surprises in a box.
Surprises in a box.
Loving books is a passion that makes absolutely impossible to pass by a bookstore and not going inside. Once inside, it’s like the readers paradise. Time just passes by as if it were not actually passing by.

The bookstore becomes an imaginary maze in which it’s really easy to get lost and the desire to go somewhere else simply disappears. And then when the clock says it’s time to go, the pressing feeling of trying to gather as much as it’s possible in the very last minutes at the bookstore, makes the eyes become a hunter that see as far as possible to see if there’s one more book to be bought before the line end at the cashier.

It’s there when these lovely small books and little boxes containing amazing and unbelievable topics appear, And it’s there when I’m always unable to resist the temptation to see what last-minute novelty I can find.

Of course, I never get dissapointed, and of course, I’m always very satisfy with my acquisitions once I finally manage to leave the store.

My last three little purchases are about three of my dearest passions in life: books, coffee and chocolate

Quick look at great books, by W. John Cambell, is a little box that contains 48 cards with literary references to the same ammount of classic titles of all times literature. On one side of the card there’s information about a book and an author, and on the other side there’s a diagram that helps the reader to have a clear idea about the plot of the book.

All About Coffee, by Evelyn Sinclair, is a quiz deck, also with 48 cards, but in this case, on one side of the card there’s a question related to coffee, and on the other side, the answer.

And, Chocolate, the Exquisite Indulgence, printed by Running Press, is a lovely small book that manages to contain 126 pages with photos, history, recipes and quotes, all related to choclate. It’s so beautifuly presented that it’s hard not to get hungry while going through it.

So, now that I’m very pleased with my little treasures, I just want to say: Cheers to little literary surprises contained in small packages!

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Author: The Traveling Book Club by Nora Vasconcelos

I'm a born writer and a journalist who loves books so much that can't live without them.

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