Saturday, December 29, 2012

Stacking the Shelves: The Lover's Dictionary by David Leviathan

This morning I am going to run down to the library (before it starts really snowing) to pick up The Lover's Dictionary by David Leviathan. I will be ready to cuddle in and swoon. It is the story of a relationship told through dictionary entries (champagne is one of them). I cannot wait to read this book-I do not know what took me so long.
The Lover's Dictionary
basis, n. 

There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself.

If the moment doesn’t pass, that’s it—you’re done. And if the moment
does 
pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it’s even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lover’s face.


How does one talk about love? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan’s The Lover’s Dictionary has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time (GoodReads).

What is new to your bookshelf this weekend? Happy almost New Years to all, especially Tynga's Reviews for hosting Stacking the Shelves.

10 comments:

  1. You know, I've read nothing by David Levithan. I know, that's crazy. I should really look into some of his books. I hear Every Day is AMAZING.

    Happy reading :)

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  2. I've heard really good things about David Levithan's novels... especially Every Day. I have yet to read any of his books though. I'm hoping to soon enough!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  3. Oooohhh, this sounds interesting!

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  4. I've been looking at this book a lot lately. You'll have to let me know what you think.

    Congrats on almost reaching your 1 year mark.

    Here's my post

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Spot at a Time

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  5. Nice pick! This has been on my to-read list for soooo long!

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  6. I loved Levithan's part in Dash and Lily's... And I'm definitely going to pick this one up soon.
    Happy reading :)
    Ivana @ Willing to See Less

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  7. I have this one and I can not believe I haven't read it yet! I need to squeeze it in!

    Thanks for stopping by my Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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  8. I just ordered this book the other day and am SO excited to read it. I think the style in which it's written is SO incredibly unique and the concept just knocks my socks off. If it's anything like Every Day, we're all in for a real treat!

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  9. I really want to read this one! Also... I decided to start tracking all of the books I acquire and read in Excel and I am super excited for all the graphs I will make in December. That last comment is only tangentially related to this post, but I'm excited about my excel sheet and wanted to share.

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