So many times, even the best writers among us, are at a loss for words. It’s why we turn to idioms and metaphors. We attempt to construct something that will convey what we are thinking. And that is usually because we don’t have a word for it.

Luckily, many languages do, and Ella Frances Sanders has brought them together in one book, complete with lovely illustrations.

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I am very guilty of tsundoku, though I would add to this that I find a certain delight in know all the books are there in case I need them.

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What a lovely thought…

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I have had this feeling so many times.

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Especially when you are expecting something in the mail.

There are more than 50 drawings like these, with little asides for each, and they are all sweet.

Many thanks to Blogging for Books for the review copy.


Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press (September 16, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1607747103
ISBN-13: 978-1607747109
Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches

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