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Bibliophile on Parade

Since I was a kids books have been the center of my life. The first book I ever really wanted to own was a copy of Dracula. My mother said no (I was eight). Since then I collected over 1700 books and with the e-reader I have downloaded over 300 more. I own 32 different copies of Dracula, 16 copies of Jane Eyre, and 7 copies of Shadows of the Wind. Even though I own an e-reader, it will diminish my desire to own and collect books. The smell of old is so enticing to me. If Frebreeze ever wanted to make a killing off of me they would create Old Book scent. Pure heaven.

One of the Greatest Writers of All Time

The Shadow of the Wind - Lucia Graves, Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Carlos Ruiz Zafon can be compared to some of the greatest artists of all time,  The way he writes can be compared to composer write symphonies or the way an artist paints a grand landscape, it is true harmony and beauty in the making.

Shadow of the Wind was Zafon's first novel in the US.  It is the intriguing story of love, loss, pain, mystery and secrets that can destroy everyone.  I cannot tell more for fear of ruining this tale for others to read.  Trust me when I say, you will not be disappointed.

If you doubt my assessment simply to Zafon's website and read "Why I Write."  It reminds who true writers are and the beloved gifts they impart to us.

For now I will simply say, Enjoy.