Saturday, July 18, 2009

My Happy Little Problem which one next.


Blogger Al said...

What a gorgeous problem to have.
I usually have a similar problem when I visit a bookshop. The real issue then, how many the finances let me take home!

Sun Jul 19, 01:43:00 am  
Blogger Jim Murdoch said...

I suppose it depends what you've just read but The Sonnets is a nice quick read which I didn't expect to enjoy but I did. The Shadow of a Smile is only three chapters of a longer book. It's also an easy read but I felt a bit let down by that. I've read a couple of the Oneworld Classics editions and thoroughly enjoyed both of them in fact I'm trying to get into a Victor Hugo at the moment but it's not going in, hence why I'm doing this. I think actually your pile is bigger than my pile but not by much (although I've dedicated a whole shelf to the task these days) which, as I have said before, includes one your own books that I will get to, I will - just maybe not this week. In fact I think I'll go and rearrange my bookshelves right now since my head is fit for nothing else.

Sun Jul 19, 04:11:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Yes Al, I am lucky! Only some of these are bought in bookshops, others have been sent to me by publishers, bought second hand (on-line or from second hand bookshops)or given to me by authors I know.

Jim: Ha, good to know you've read some of these too. I shall compare notes with you once I've read them.

Sun Jul 19, 09:52:00 am  
Blogger Debra Hamel said...

Some great-looking titles in there. I'm intrigued by the following unknowns (to me):

The Semantics of Murder
The Strategy of Antelopes
Reheated Cabbage (though I worry it's actually about cabbage)

Sun Jul 19, 03:02:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Yes, those ones appeal to me do many of the others! Why are there only 24 hours a day?

Sun Jul 19, 03:09:00 pm  
Blogger Debra Hamel said...

Though looking at them on Amazon just now I think they're not the sorts of things I'd enjoy, those three.

Sun Jul 19, 03:12:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

:-) Yes, I was a little surprised you picked those out, Debra - I think maybe The Legend of Liz and Joe by John Murray or What's Science Ever Done For Us (subtitle: What the Simpsons can teach us about physics, robots, life by Paul Halpern and the universe) might be more to your taste. Anyway, I shall let you know...someday.

Sun Jul 19, 03:21:00 pm  
Blogger cromercrox said...

Eats, Shoots and Leaves. You won't regret it.

Sun Jul 19, 06:18:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Thanks, Cromercrox. I really ought to read this...for many different reasons, I know!

Mon Jul 20, 12:15:00 am  
Anonymous Mary said...

Loved 13 Things That Don't Make Sense. Intrigued by The Memory of Water. The last chapter of 13 Things may just be related to The Memory of Water.

Happy reading!

Mon Jul 20, 04:44:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Thanks Mary - your description of 13 Things really spurs me on to finish that book. Maybe that's what I should do first - finish the ones I've started...

Mon Jul 20, 08:02:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

And to my other commenter - thank for your remark, but I have deleted your comment since it contained a link to a service which I regard as dubious (writing essays for students who do not have the time).

Mon Jul 20, 08:05:00 am  
Blogger jem said...

I've been away too long. I've missed posts like this - I love looking at other people's book piles, it makes me less guilty about my own.

I was reading about that Nikki Gemmell book recently. I read her 'Shiver' a while ago and liked it a lot. I think she's got a certain spiky touch that some other female writers lack.

Fri Jul 24, 12:43:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Hi Jem, welcome back! Yes, I've read about that Nikki Gemmell book too recently and it looks more enticing than I thought it would be from the description and pretty desperate to read it now!

Fri Jul 24, 03:46:00 pm  

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