Monday, April 07, 2008

My Reading Piles

Here is my pile of books that I desperately-want-to-read...

so I shouldn't really have been tempted into acquiring these just last week, should I?

So maybe I shall just add them to my 'current' pile of books I'm currently reading (the brilliant Jane Smiley and the Elizabeth Bowen which is just as atmospheric as it says on the cover), but after that, no more, definitely no more...for at least a while...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are those pink post-it labels for, Clare? I am fascinated.

Love your last post, by the way -- rather than fighting my way through comment authentication twice, I hope you don't mind a "2 for 1 offer" as a comment to this post ;-)

Mon Apr 07, 02:25:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha, 2 for 1 is fine by me, thank you Maxine - those authentication things are irksome - but as soon as I get rid of them I'm bombarded by junk.

The post-it notes and notes to myself on why I exactly I wanted to read them and what to look out for as I read...

Mon Apr 07, 02:47:00 pm  
Blogger jem said...

I'm glad Maxine got in with the pink notes question! I love looking at other peoples piles of books. It makes me feel a little better about my own. Many of which are hidden away so I dont feel so bad everytime new ones arrive.

I got that Picardie book recently, it looks very interesting. And I've wanted to read something by Baricco for ages, but am waiting to stumble across one cheaply. Have you read any before? any good?

I just finished my first Chuck Palahniuk - which was better than I expected. And now I'm reading 'Dolce Agonia' which has a nice limited focus (I like limited focus books and films as they have to work harder) as its all set during one dinner party.

Mon Apr 07, 05:16:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such deep piles!

I'm so disorganised - still - that mine are in small piles about the house. Let's call it clutter-mania.

I know where the relevant piles are though. I think I can remember. Another novel arrived today and I'm expecting two books tomorrow.

You can only one thing in such circumstances, Clare - KEEP READING! And it's so enjoyable...

Mon Apr 07, 05:21:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a "do" missing in there, last but one sentence. Sorry.

Mon Apr 07, 05:23:00 pm  
Blogger Susanna said...

your going for olympic gold in the reading category! you for it girl

the pink post it comment was cool, I had wondered about them myself. great idea

Mon Apr 07, 06:08:00 pm  
Blogger Kay Cooke said...

A book-lover indeed. My pile looks a mite measly beside that one! The world contains a lot of books doesn't it? Your world certainly does and that's got to be good.

Mon Apr 07, 09:28:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jem: Glad you've got that Picardie - I loved it (think I've made that pretty obvious by now!) - hope you do, too. This is my first Baricco too. I shall report back. Chuck Palahniuk I'll have to go over to your blog to see your review. Yes, I think limited focus is good too. Jane Smiley has interesting things to say about this.

CFR: I think piles of books dotted around a place look good - more random the better, in my view. It is like coming across treasure.

S: If only - I read so slowly, I don't think I'll ever win gold in anything.

CB: This is just a small part of my unread trove, I'm afraid. Yes, the world does contain a lot of books - when you come across people who never read at all - you realise how lucky you are, just to have these things called books. It gives us all so much pleasure, doesn't it? And yet it feels morally good in a way cinema and TV does not - odd, really.

Mon Apr 07, 10:27:00 pm  

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