At least as long as I'll be using this book cover, there will not be any chance of forgetting this here
I got my first, most amazing, Paeckchenzirkel package from my dear friend Karin. The most exquisitely composed package, filled to the brim with things that make you do lots of enthralled noises while you're unpacking it... Just a little preview for now, more fotos to follow!
In straight tiny-hedgehog-with-mushroomy-hut-by-the-way crafting manner I let survive the far travelled wrapping paper its putative final journey - the one to the waste paper container. I am doing that way too often - saving things from the dustbin, but this time I don't have to be ashamed of being so weak, I think. I like this book cover.
Do you use book covers? I don't. Normally. My books are to be used not to be preserved. When I read them I don't intend letting them look like new after being read. No need for extra bookmarks (always as many potential dog's ears as there are pages in a book!) and of course no cover to cover the cover... where is the point in something like that?! (of course ZAKKA style book covers may exist, but their purpose is just to be cute or beautiful, not to actually cover)
But this time it is different. I am going to read "Possession", by A.S.Byatt - I might be the last one to discover this book, I know, but I didn't know the movie either until a few weeks ago. I purchased the book in that edition because of the cover, and I do not like to carry around the book for the very same reason. On the one hand it is showing Jennifer Ehle and Jeremy Northam, evoking impressions of the of their good performances in the movie. It is said that the movie would do great harm to the book, but there surely are some parts in the movie, which seem to be shot more or less in accordance to the novel (I quickly looked up some scenes as soon I got my copy) - for instance the last five minutes of the movie which always let me shed a tear.
On the other hand the cover is unfortunately dominated by a picture of the actors who play the contemporary characters... well, the meant to be Victorian part of the movie may not be portrayed properly and the focus of the movie may be set wrong, but still enjoyable to me due to the nice acting... but the part that is taking place in our time...! Even for me who hasn't read the book yet, many scenes appear to be just ridiculous, dull, absurd. And while I manage to blind out myself during the contemporary part of the story when watching the movie in order to enjoy the whole thing, I find it hard to read a book with that misleading, totally improperly chosen picture on the cover. Sets the wrong mood whenever grabbing the book. Besides, I do not wish to be seen with it. Which I will, since I read on the train a lot. But that's okay now.
Some nice embellishment that was added after opening the package for custom clearance, and some embellishment by me using Karin's interesting fabrics.