What’s not to like?

I pulled this out of a magazine (the now defunct Domino, I think) back in 2008 before I knew anything about Persephone or the Penguin Great Ideas series, or the Art of the Novella series from Melville House. I just thought it was a fantastic page full of…bookish eye candy. I recently unearthed it as I was doing some sorting and was struck by how so much on this page has become a part of my life.

UPDATE: I just noticed when I went to the Melville House link I provided that they are offering all 37 of their novella series at 30% off plus a tote bag. But that still comes to $300. I am so tempted but I can’t figure out if I really want the books or it is just my OCD kicking in.

5 thoughts on “What’s not to like?

  1. chasingbawa June 3, 2011 / 9:56 am

    That's fantastic. If I saw that page, I'd want every single one of those books.


  2. winstonsdad June 3, 2011 / 10:52 am

    These are all wonderful Thomas I love the everyman wodehouses there so pretty ,all the best stu


  3. C.B. James June 5, 2011 / 10:12 am

    I think you want the novella series. They don't just look good, the are good. At lest the four or five of them that I've read were good.


  4. Thomas at My Porch June 5, 2011 / 1:01 pm

    Sakura: It's wonderful isn't it.

    Stu: I have two of those that I got cheap a few years ago.

    Mystica: They are aren't they.

    CB: Awww, now you are making it really hard for me. I had almost convinced myself not to buy them.


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