Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers...the place to be when the weather starts cooling down and you're looking for a great read to keep you inside while letting your mind explore the world. No worries; we've got you covered.
It's Monday and to get things started on the right foot, I thought we might delve right into a review of a title that arrived just last week. What can I say, it CALLED to me...and I KNOW it will to each of you as well. It's a collection of short stories, correction, TINY stories that literally span no more than a two pages but bring the bookish magic with every word, every pen stroke that hits the page...and if you're lucky, your work could be in the next one. Ready to READ ALL ABOUT IT? Here goes. Today's book of choice is...
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories,
Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Wirrow
There's really no way to describe this because although you do READ the works within, it really has to be EXPERIENCED.
Each spread includes the barest of words with an illustration. Sometimes that which is depicted is intense, other times it's as subtle a whisper in the wind....but EVERY time, it makes an impact and more often than not, remarkably so. It's a project that starts with a thought but takes shape after the collaborative efforts of MANY artists intertwine to create something whole out of the masses. It makes you think. It takes your breath away. It brings out the simplistic beauty of a book while reminding us to choose our words wisely as they speak greater volumes than the intentions they initially were uttered with and long after our voice is silenced.
My favorite? Hard decision as there are SO MANY awesome combinations of image and word to choose from but one of my favorites would have to be this one from thedustdancetoo ....
"i want desperately to press you between the pages of a book,"
In conclusion, a tiny book of tiny stories to fit anyone's reading habits and seriously...BLOW....YOUR...MIND. Who knows? Maybe it will kick your creative genius in gear and YOU can be the next artist featured in Volume 4! Review copy received courtesy of the team at It Books, an imprint of Harper Collins. (THANKS!) For more information on this volume as well as the others previously released and those forthcoming, stop by the official site and get involved. To discover more of the works published by this book giant, pay a visit to their internet or social media presence.
Until next time...happy reading!