Bifocals!

Glasses (sun- and otherwise), spectacles and monocles; in fiction, nonfiction, and on book covers.

(No telescopes, microscopes, spyglasses and similar scientific impedimenta, though -- just the stuff for daily use.)
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171 books · 41 voters · list created September 24th, 2009 by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (votes) .
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message 1: by 3535 (new)

3535 An intriguing list, U! (I see you have been as creative as ever in all the lists you've come up with of late). I added "The Name of the Rose" -- you'll recall that William of Baskerville (if memory serves) was wearing an early version of glasses which intrigued everybody.


message 2: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I like these lists that are narrowly focused to the point of ridiculousness. I'm thinking about starting one for squirrel covers.


ღ Carol jinx~☆~☔ LOL That sounds fascinating. Name one!


message 4: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Earl the Squirrel.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Lobstergirl: "Rocky the Flying Squirrel"?

G.: Was thinking of "Name of the Rose" also -- thanks for adding it in my stead! (Is there any list this book doesn't have a purpose in being included on?)


ღ Carol jinx~☆~☔ Rocky the flying squirrel and Bullwinkle. I like those guys.
Is there really an Earl the squirrel? I bet he's cute.


message 7: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Carol wrote: "Rocky the flying squirrel and Bullwinkle. I like those guys.
Is there really an Earl the squirrel? I bet he's cute."


Yes, by Don Freeman, the author of the Corduroy series.


ღ Carol jinx~☆~☔ I'll have to read it to the Grandkids. It sounds cute.


message 9: by blueemerald (new)

blueemerald What a great list! Made me chuckle simply looking at the List title and all the more heartily when I opened the List.
I like these "Cover" Lists that refer to the actual cover graphic versus a key word imbedded in the title. Much more visually appealing that way.
BTW-these must all be progressive lenses as I don't see the tell-tale line across the lens of non-progressives! ((This offered by one who has graduated into progessive trifocals! Yippee.)
Thanks!


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Thank YOU! :)

The problem with lists for book covers is, alas, that sometimes either the editions actually included in the list change (e.g., when books are combined -- they're always combined to feature the edition registered as "the most popular one" in the GR database), or the publisher comes up with a new cover for a given book. As a result, sometimes books that used to be a great contribution to a given list no longer fit its parameters ... :(

But I like lists focusing on covers nevertheless. As you've probably noticed!


message 11: by Bettie (new)

Bettie The Name of the Rose on this list doesnt work - it should be this one:




message 12: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Nov 27, 2012 10:56AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) I think I initially added an edition/cover showing William wearing his "oculi" -- it later got switched to the default edition, though, when it was combined with a duplicate entry.

But covers aren't an "in-or-out" criterium on this list ... any book qualifies as long as glasses figure prominently in the story, and you can certainly say THAT about The Name of the Rose! :)

ETA: going through the comments again, I see it was "3535" who initially added the book. Anyway ...


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