What book caught my eye this week as it passed over the library counter and under my scanner?
Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued From the Past by Ransom Riggs. (The author of Mess Peregrines' Home for Peculiar Children) And I have to admit, this one did come home with me - I was fascinated by the old photos and messages.
From the publisher, Harper Collins:
"With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the
confessional intimacy of PostSecret, Ransom Riggs's Talking
Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs—with
evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life—from the
author of the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss
Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Each image in Talking
Pictures reveals a singular, frozen moment in a person’s life, be it
joyful, quiet, or steeped in sorrow. Yet the book’s unique depth comes from the
writing accompanying each photo: as with the caption revealing how one seemingly
random snapshot of a dancing couple captured the first dance of their 40-year
marriage, each successive inscription shines like a flashbulb illuminating a
photograph’s particular context and lighting up our connection to the past."
(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come to
the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my
interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But...I can mention them
and maybe one of them will catchy your eye as well. See if your local library
has them on their shelves!)