"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
- Jorge Luis Borges
"The proper study of mankind is books."
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- Bay Area, CA, USA
- member since April 2, 2007
Kipple’s last login was Saturday, January 1, 2011.
Best book - I'd have to say *Against The Day* by T Pynchon. I liked it but it was a total mindf&%$.
We have just returned from Mexico. I forgot to bring much good to read there!
I'll look at my "read" section from this year when I go downstarirs and maybe get a better answer to yr question.
Hello! You're right, everyday life can certainly get in the way of book reading but I seem to have the spare time at the moment ... That's great you are moving to Aberdeen - is it for studying? You will certainly need to wrap up warm against the cold wind straight off the North Sea! Fife is a lovely part of the country but can also be a bit chilly.
I think that's the same day Amber is planning to come back- we should have a party! Or at the very least go out for dinner and a movie.
Watership Down was pretty good, I have it if you want to borrow it. Also, if you've read Old Man's War I'll own the whole series so far if there's some you haven't read (I know Zoe's tale just came out) and you can borrow those too if you want.
How are you? Busy summer. Last great book I read was 'We Thought You'd Be Prettier' by Laurie Notaro. Very snarky and self deprecating stories of her life. Also have been enjoying the latest, at least Stateside, Felix Castor novel by Mike Carey. I highly recommend them if you're into the urban fantasy genre and have dug Carey's work in the past with Lucifer or Hellblazer. How have you been? Enjoying the last dredges of summer?
Yeah, it was a pretty cool panel. Also, there were a lot of steam punk people dressed at the con and it piqued my sister's interest. We weren't able to make it to the steam punk panel, so I said that I'd ask you for her if you have any books or anything to recommend to someone interested in the genre, as I believe I remember you saying that you know something about it.
OMG, I am completely in love with Seregil, and he kind of reminds me of Sean--is that a bad sign? I am loving the Night Runner Series so far, and Hank gave me permission to use my key to go into the bookshop after it closes tonight just so that I can pick up the next book in the series after I get off work at the library. There are definitely benefits to working with books.
I believe I understand perfectly just how you feel about Borges, it's really hard to find an English translation of anything by Danilo Kiš. Still, it's pretty sad that you can't enjoy Borges in the original, there's nothing like his short stories; I am myself greatly mesmerized by his book Ficciones. Don't feel bad, actually, it's easier to learn Spanish than Serbian or the language of Tlön.