@Kindle Î Last Night's Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors ⚷ eBook or E-pub free

I just really loved this It was a perfect pocket companion, and beautiful Provided food for thought, I ll be contemplating some of these quotes for some time yet. The author attends many book signings and readings where she listens to the author and she doodles The book is a remembrance of a year of listening to authors and presenting the wisest or wittiest quotation from the authors Some profound Some witty Some droll Some puzzling Very quick read in one session. @Kindle ó Last Night's Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors ç Irresistible illustrations of authors and the charming, wise, and hilarious things they say at their readingsWhy do we go to book readings For a chance to see the authors we love come to life off the page, answering our questions and proving to be the brilliant, witty people we catch glimpses of through their work Illustrator Kate Gavino captures the wonder of this experience firsthand At every reading she attends, Kate hand letters the event s most memorable quote alongside a charming portrait of the author In Last Night s Reading, Kate takes us on her journey through the literary world, sharing illustrated insight from than one hundred of today s greatest writers including Zadie Smith, Junot Diaz, Lev Grossman, Elizabeth Gilbert, and many on topics ranging from friendship and humor to creativity and identity A celebration of authors, reading, and bookstores, this delightful collection is an advice book like no other and a love letter to the joy of seeing your favorite author up close and personal First, I ll go on record saying I m jealous I want to be able to go tobook readings, but I live in a small city without much chance nearby New Yorker Kate Gavino goes to lots of readings, and keeps a record with drawing of authors and their wise and funny quotes It s a quick and fun read kate gavino is an illustrator who loves to frequent book readings at various bookstores throughout nyc and beyond she makes drawings of the author, and writes down interesting or profound or thoughtful things that they say in this book she includes a quote from each of the authors, and the date of the reading in which the quote came from, as well as a drawing of each author this is definitely a quick read some of the quotes were kind of pompous and ridiculous like this one from sheila heitl kate gavino is an illustrator who loves to frequent book readings at various bookstores throughout nyc and beyond she makes drawings of the author, and writes down interesting or profound or thoughtful things that they say in this book she includes a quote from each of the authors, and the date of the reading in which the quote came from, as well as a drawing of each author this is definitely a quick read some of the quotes were kind of pompous and ridiculous like this one from sheila heitl, notice how during an avalanche, there s something real that persists and shines through the rubblewhat some are kind of, well, duh only you know how you feelann patchettgee thanks ann how profound some are funny but also relatable like this one from jamaica kincaid, i love being a part of the human race but i also like to stand apart and say, by the way, you all are disgusting and then some are pretty profound and thought provoking like this one from tom robbins, every daisy in every field has an identity that s just as strong as your own if you truly accept that, it cannot help but change your lifethis one from kazuo ishiguro we go through life and find it s like a mistwe often don t know what it is we are aiming for, but a vague instinct tells us where to go idk all in all, this was a cool concept but it fell majorly flat for me the quotes were meh, the drawings were meh, although to be fair, i am not an artist and could definitely NOT do better idk.glad i got this from the library A charming compendium of quotes from a variety of authors and a unique tribute to the joy and importance of book readings I will return to this book again and again. This was fine, but had so little context that it was really boring A quote and a portrait of the author I feel like someone printed a tumblr and stapled the pages together Even when something originates as a blog, people usually flesh it out before publishing This needs waycontent. An truly magical and pint sized book full of quotes from the most beloved authors of our time The perfect present for that book lover in your life I know I will revisit this again and again to remind myself of the joys of reading. This is another amazing choice for readers and writers Gavino attends a TON of readings, and she picks the most inspirational quote from the event, and captures it in ink This is full of inspiration about writing, reading, working, and life, and is a great gift for book lovers and aspiring writers I love that she ll never run out of material Tune in to our weekly podcast dedicated to all things new books, All The Books This is another amazing choice for readers and writers Gavino attends a TON of readings, and she picks the most inspirational quote from the event, and captures it in ink This is full of inspiration about writing, reading, working, and life, and is a great gift for book lovers and aspiring writers I love that she ll never run out of material Tune in to our weekly podcast dedicated to all things new books, All The Books So I met Kate at a cocktail hour at The Strand and she was drawing portraits for people A friend and I sat together while she drew us and it was lovely talking with her Obviously I had to buy her book and I was able to read the whole thing in one subway ride It was so delightful, and I love the concept of her Tumblr.