I was looking to try and find a couple of the Jane Austen books that I haven't read, and don't have for the Jane Austen book club, but they didn't have any of the ones I was looking for, but in the meantime, I got these other books instead.
Burmese Days ~ George Orwell
Song of Solomon ~ Toni Morrison
The Firey Cross ~ Diana Gabaldon
Rebecca ~ Daphne du Maurier (ok, I have no idea why I wanted this book. I knew I had it in my head that
There have been discussions and threads on here before about reading books that are "seasonally appropriate" or being influenced and inspired by the seasons in choosing certain books or authors though I myself have never really took the seasons into account in my reading choices, often I choose what I am going to read next based upon the whim of the moment, or sometimes based upon how long I have had a book on the back burner.
So recently for a variety of reasons I have
Well for some unknown reason ( I choose to plead temporary insanity) this morning I decided I needed to go through all of my books, though I did not really have a determined goal on the reason to do this, the urge had just overcome me to do so.
It is true that I have considered before making a list of all the books I own, because I thought that might help in preventing myself from buying the same book twice, as it has happened before, I will come upon a book that looks interesting,
Yes, I went book shopping again, one of the hazards of living somewhere that has a lot of oppertunities for cheap books.
The Soul Slayer ~ Paul Doherty
The Dean's December ~ Saul Bellow
Darwinia ~ Robert Charles Wilson
Slaughterhouse-Five ~ Kurt Vonnegut
The Tin Drum ~ Gunter Grass
J.D. Salinger seems to be one of those people, where you either love him or hate him. At least I know there are many people who have very strong feelings against The Catcher in the Rye, which I thought was a brilliant book when I read it.
Needless to say I love Salinger, he fascinates me, and perhaps not surprisingly I adore his rather cynical and jaded characters. The emotional coldness that they often have, and their dysfunction in society and relating to other people really speaks