I recently took a holiday in New York City. It was amazing. Friends, food, good drinks, art, shopping, and lots of walking around. My pals and I stayed in the lovely apartment of Alex Williams and Joanna Goddard, of A Cup of Jo fame. While in their apartment, I noticed that they had a copy of their gorgeous wedding invitation and wedding program (designed by the amazing Rifle Paper Co) tacked to their fridge. I noticed a quote from a book on their invite, and of course, I had to check it out further. I love it when people quote books, because it’s usually a very personal choice, and it shows so much about them.
The book that Alex and Joanna quoted was The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. I’ll stop right here and say that I would NOT normally be interested in a book with a title like that. But since Alex and Joanna seemed to like it, I thought I’d give it a try. So I put it on order on the Toronto Public Library’s fancy new website.
I’ve just started the book, and I’m only about 25 pages in, but I already love it. You know when you come across a beautiful sentence, and you read it over again a few times? That’s already happened a LOT and, like I said, I’m only 25 pages in. Wow.
PS – I just did a quick wikipedia search to learn more about the book (but not to spoil the ending or anything), and I found out that Nicole Krauss is married to Jonathan Safran Foer. Who is another amazing writer. Don’t you just love it when amazing people are married to other amazing people? I do.