Eileen R. Tabios is a poet working in multiple genres and in-between. She also loves books by writing, reading, publishing, critiquing, romancing and advocating for them. This blog will feature her bibliophilic activities with posts on current book engagements and links to her books and projects related to books.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
THE ENGLISH I TOOK FOR MY BELOVED
Happy Birthday to my husband Tom!
I placed Tom on one of my book covers for being such a special man! First, a super Dad. Here he is teaching Michael about the science (or is it art) of tying a tie:
Here he is deep-frying a turkey for family Thanksgiving:
Just two of my favorite guys:
For his birthday, we gave Tom THE HISTORY OF EARLY ROME by Livy, Trans. by Aubrey de Selincourt, Illustrated by Raffaele Scorzelli:
Why this book? It relates to his ongoing project THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD which he plans to encapsulate in 300 pages. (It's a working title -- I'ma thinking HISTORY OF HUMAN INTELLECT may be more accurate...anyway...):
Actually, I'm quite excited over this project. While not intended as a textbook, it would be useful as a such -- an idea he got when we noticed that Michael is being taught World War II in high school via five illustrated pages from a history textbook. "I used to read books and books just about WWII!" was his dismayed response. Five illustrated pages -- which means less than five pages of text given the illustrations. Dumbed down education, indeed.
Once Tom releases that book, it'd be a great birthday gift to the world. Onward, Tom!