Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Resistance is futile

The siren call is strong--how do you resist?


You don't.


You stop in and spend a pleasant stretch of time pulling intriguing books off the shelves, reading a few pages of one, being ensnared by the title of another.


I managed to escape with only four books this time; two I'd heard of, and two I hadn't. 


How about you--what are you reading these days?

7 comments:

  1. In the bathtub - "What Ho , Jeeves" by PG wodehouse. 
    On the headset - "Snuff" by Terry Pratchet.  Makes the housework so much easier!

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  2. Gate of the Sun - Elias Khoury
    Cosmos - Carl Sagan
    The Island of the Day Before - Umberto Eco
    The Brothers K - David James Duncan
    The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay

    I find it difficult to read just one book at a time...

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  3. Lost and Found: Unexpected Revelations About Food and Money - Geneen Roth
    Girls in White Dresses - Jennifer Close

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  4. All the way through or here and there, reading or rereading . . . Kenneth Dodd, North American Box Turtles: A Natural History; Diana Reiss, The Dolphin in the Mirror: Exploring Dolphin Minds and Saving Dolphin Lives; Craig Stanford, The Last Tortoise: Extinction in Our Lifetime; Matt Kish, Moby-Dick in Pictures; Alice LaPlante, Turn of Mind; Jennifer Mather et al., Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate;  Mark Pendergrast, Mirror Mirror: A History of the Human Love Affair with Reflection; Bette Lynch Husted, At This Distance; Donald Jackson, Life in a Shell: A Physiologist's View of a Turtle

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  5. Geez, the only books on those fours lists that I've read is "The Brothers K"! 
    I'd better get cracking...

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  6. I've just come bck from Lord Howe Island and am reading my way through the reference books I picked up there.
    I don't read a lot of fiction, but I just finished fantasy author Terry Pratchett's book "Snuff". Here's a quote from it I love: "I know that I am a small, weak man, but I have amassed a large library; I dream of dangerous places."

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  7. Oooh, love that quote! (And all the info you shared about Lord Howe Island at http://arovingiwillgo.wordpress.com/. It's on my list of places to go to.) 

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