Love, Poetry…

Dear readers,

Wanted to pop in and share an app that I have been enjoying lately as it has been exposing me to some very interesting works and authors, as well as the fact that it is on a subject that no one can fail to be interested in.  Unless you happen to be Sherlock.  Still, there is his professional curiosity…

Back to the subject du jour

It is called ‘The Love Book App‘ and while there is an actual book, sometimes audio recordings are even better.  Especially when they are read by the likes of Tom Hiddleston and… ok, yes.  Just Tom Hiddleston.

*(Full cast of narrators includes Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Watson, Tom Hiddleston, Gina Bellman, Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory, and Allie Esiri).

Selections include classic compositions from authors that we are familiar with, such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Jane Austen and Shakespeare.  Then there are some wonderful (and sometimes weird) ones from people whose works I was less familiar with, such as Max Ehrmann’s ‘Desiderata‘ which I am glad to have discovered and love.  You can read along as they narrate, record your own narrations, or just close your eyes and listen…

If you find it to your taste and honestly can’t get enough, I recommend signing up for the weekly email.  It is never intrusive, and it is fun to read love letters from long ago… a few weeks back, it was one that Mozart had written to his wife, and Napoleon to his.  Very passionate fellows they were, I can tell you!  🙂

The design of the app is quite funky and fun, so if you are looking for some soothing classical layout and shades, be warned!  However, do not let this deter you as this is a gem and a great way to discover new literary favourites.  The only improvement that I can think of and personally recommend is that Benedict Cumberbatch be invited to join the list of narrators.
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