For Voyeurs & Readers, With Love.

May 12, 2009

Have you ever read someone else’s diary?

Do you peruse PostSecret or the rants and raves on Craigslist?

Did you like The Jolly Postman series or The Griffin & Sabine Trilogy?

Are you a bibliophile?


If you answer “yes” to any of the questions above, I highly recommend taking one to two hours to sit down with 84, Charing Cross Road by Philadelphia-born Helene Hanff.

Be prepared to laugh, smile, and reevaluate your connection with your own collection of books.

Thank you very much again to Alastair Harper who first piqued my interest when he mentioned this book in his article, “Some Bookshops I Have Known.”

Note: I must really live under a rock because like The Age of Innocence, 84, Charing Cross Road is also a movie.  It came out in 1987 and stars Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, and Judi Dench.

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