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the island of the chair




The place where you live is empty. You're alone. You just loaded the dishwasher and it's humming in the living room downstairs. The windows in your room are wide open and in the distance, a car alarm screeches then suddenly stops. This chair and you have a date. It's your fate for this afternoon. Anchoring you there is this book. And together you float. And you drift, and you murmur, and the air feels salty and the silence feels like a blanket of calm (not the smothering anxiety that weighs it down  on a Monday morning when you know there'll be a lot to do). You and the island of this chair and the author of your choice. There'll be nothing else for a while.





Humble Recommendations for your Island of the Chair trip away:

♥ for people who only read books from authors who've won prizes - The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
♥ for the person whose heart is always on their sleeve - On Love by Alain de Botton
♥ for the closet historical romance reader - the Pink Carnation Series by Lauren Willig
♥ for the music lovers - A Visit from the Good Squad by Jennifer Egan
♥ for people who never miss an art exhibition - Henri Matisse: Rooms with a View by Shirley Neilson Blum
♥ for the melancholic - Gold by Dan Rhodes
♥ for someone concerned with forever books - A Room with a View by E.M. Forster 

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