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livredor
In which I acquire far too many books
Sunday, 21 August 2005 at 03:51 pm
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I may have got them all home safely (and my back and shoulders have not yet forgiven me), but now I need to find homes for them. This may prove challenging. Since I have that kind of mind, I have made a complete list of the very few books I managed to leave behind and the ridiculously many that came home with me. Of course, I now want to spend the next several months reading instead of getting on with my life...

Brought from home
Kate Atkinson: Emotionally weird
Michelle Magorian: A spoonful of jam
Read
Melvin Burgess: Bloodtide
G B Edwards: The book of Ebenezer le Page
Arundhati Roy: The god of small things
Given to rysmiel
AS Byatt: Babel Tower Failed to give to rysmiel
David Brin: Sundiver
Elizabeth Gaskell: Wives and Daughters
Ursula Le Guin: Earthsea compendium
Not read, brought straight back home
Bought in New York
Vladimir Nabokov: Pale Fire Read
Dodie Smith: I capture the castle Given to hatam_soferet
Karen Armstrong: The spiral staircase Lent to hatam_soferet
Olivia Judson: Dr Tatiana's sex advice to all creation Read and lent to hatam_soferet
Diana Wynne Jones: A tale of time city Failed to give to blackherring
Anne Michaels: Fugitive pieces Read and then given to redbird
Chaim Potok: The book of lights Given to rysmiel
Helene Hanff: Apple of my eye
Rose Macaulay: They were defeated
Brought home to give to parents
Michael Ondaatje: The English patient
Mary Renault: The friendly young ladies
Elie Wiesel: Somewhere a master
The Oxford book of short poems
Not read yet, brought home
Bought in Berkeley
Neil Gaimam: American gods Read
Samuel R Delany: Babel-17
Lord Dunsany: Beyond the fields we know
Gabriel García Márquez: In evil hour
Iris Murdoch: Under the net
Chaim Potok: I am the clay
Anne Tyler: A Patchwork planet
Not read yet, brought home
Presents from rysmiel
ER Eddison: The worm Ouroboros
Jan Morris: Last letters from Hav
Sean Stewart: Nobody's son
Not read yet, brought home
Jack Womack: Heathern
Jack Womack: Random acts of senseless violence
Lent to hatam_soferet
Bought in Montreal
(of my own volition)
Jean Anouillh: Le directeur de l'Opéra
Simone de Beauvoir: La force de l'age
Italo Calvino: If on a winter's night a traveller
Albert Camus: Caligula
Madeleine l'Engle: A wind in the door (appears to be signed)
Rumer Godden: A time to dance, no time to weep
Eugene Ionesco: Rhinoceros
Sébastien Japrisot: La passion des femmes
Choderlos de Laclos: Les liaisons dangereuses
Edmond Rostand: L'aiglon
Alice Walker: The temple of my familiar
Jo Walton: The king's name (bought new)
Elie Wiesel: A beggar in Jerusalem
Not read yet, brought home
Bought in Montreal
(on rysmiel's suggestions or orders)
William Goldman: The color of light Read and lent to hatam_soferet
Guy Gavriel Kay: Tigana
Bruce Sterling: Zeitgeist (bought new)
Read
Anthony Burgess: Earthly Powers Reading at the moment
Emma Bull: War for the oaks
Samuel R Delaney: Empire star
Samuel R Delaney: Nova
Peter Dickinson: King and Joker
Joe Haldeman: The forever war
Jack Womack: Elvissey
Not read yet, brought home

I hope I've got all the HTML sorted; making a big table seemed like a better idea than it actually was.


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redbird: default
From:redbird
Date:August 21st, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
28 minutes after journal entry, 11:25 am (redbird's time)
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Add: Fugitive Pieces, given to me.
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livredor: bunneh
From:livredor
Date:August 21st, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
1 hours after journal entry, 05:53 pm (livredor's time)
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Oh, that was already mentioned in there. But you have reminded me that I meant to but forgot to convert all the usernames to proper <lj user> tags, and hopefully it's clearer now I've done so. Thanks!
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sovevuni: default
From:sovevuni
Date:August 21st, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
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Have you read Chaim Potok's "Davita's Harp"?
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livredor: bookies
From:livredor
Date:August 21st, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
3 hours after journal entry, 07:27 pm (livredor's time)
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I have not read that, no. I absolutely adore The book of lights, and apart from that I've read My name is Asher Lev, The Chosen and The Promise, and the non-fiction thing Wanderings, and I think that's about it, though maybe I'm forgetting something.
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From:sovevuni
Date:August 25th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
4 days after journal entry, 08:01 pm (sovevuni's time)
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You should then. :) It's a beautiful book.
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lethargic_man: default
From:lethargic_man
Date:August 21st, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC)
2 hours after journal entry, 06:47 pm (lethargic_man's time)
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How did rysmiel tempt you into reading The King's Name when I couldn't?
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livredor: ewe
From:livredor
Date:August 21st, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
3 hours after journal entry, 07:35 pm (livredor's time)
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'Twasn't rysmiel, I somehow got into a discussion with papersky herself about this in her LJ, and I kind of promised her I would read it. I am going to try to find that discussion again to link to but it might be a bit needle-and-haystack-ish.
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rysmiel: words words words
From:rysmiel
Date:August 22nd, 2005 02:54 pm (UTC)
23 hours after journal entry, 10:54 am (rysmiel's time)
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I now want to spend the next several months reading instead of getting on with my life.

Welcome to my default reality.

Also, you left out Les Liaisons Dangereuses, unless you didn't actually buy it after all. [ And what prompted hatam_soferet to borrow the Womack ? ]

I am really looking forward to some of the reviews coming up...

*hugs*
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livredor: teapot
From:livredor
Date:August 22nd, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 04:37 pm (livredor's time)
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I now want to spend the next several months reading instead of getting on with my life.
Welcome to my default reality.

*grin* I like that, for sympathy.

Also, you left out Les Liaisons Dangereuses
I did and all. Thanks for pointing that out. I have a troubling itchy feeling that this grand list is still missing one, even though I wrote it with the physical pile of books right in front of me.

[ And what prompted hatam_soferet to borrow the Womack ? ]
Don't know, really. J? She was looking through all the treasure that came back with me to New York and getting excited over various things. She said that she got most of the way through Heathern and then got confused because she couldn't work out why all these people were shagging.

I am really looking forward to some of the reviews coming up...
I am horribly behind on reviews, which is kind of an expected side effect of going on holiday. But I do have a pile of books by the computer looking at me accusingly.
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