Friday, October 16, 2009
FORAYS INTO FANTASTICAL LANDS

I tend to go crazy in bookshops.

I enter with a reasonable intention of a book to help me tide over the tedium of studying, but the walk back to car involves packages heavier than I thought possible.

Here's what I bought though (and for the life of me, I still can't choose among them)

Dear Undercover Economist- economic jargon to explain marriage, insurance, and, in short, life.

A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson- ambition soars high.

Something by Richard Feynman, because I've never read him before and I really, really should for the purpose of edification (also, it seemed irresistibly tempting)

And, for a light read, a book by Sebastian Faulks. I need some fiction.

In addition, my brother bought an Eva Ibbotson and a Christie, which I will doubtless end up reading.

Oh yes, I study, too.

I have serious suspicions that I wouldn't mind spending my life in a dark room, lined with books going round in spirals, from floor to ceiling. And a window seat to read in. I can't understand why libraries are out to 'remove the mistaken notion that libraries are dark rooms with musty books'. That's exactly why I like them...

posted by Clezevra @ 6:23 AM  
3 Comments:
  • At October 16, 2009 at 7:44 AM, Blogger Kirra Serra said…

    I have three Bryson's, including that one. I keep picking them up with the intention of reading them... I am a waste of resources.
    Is the Feynman one 'Surely you are Joking/Kidding Mr. Feynman'?
    Why does Eva ring a bell? Is it something we saw at the Scholastic Book Fair?
    I am getting used to reading books on the laptop. Life is cruel.
    And, finally, next time you go into one of your lapses of not blogging, warn me.

     
  • At October 16, 2009 at 7:48 AM, Blogger Clezevra said…

    Yes. Probably because-yes.

     
  • At October 16, 2009 at 8:40 AM, Blogger Tangled up in blue... said…

    I really love Feynman's "What do You care what other people think?" most! Awesomely written..

    and i've read that one by Bryson, its fun to read..really, the guy is pretty cool! I keep thinking I'll buy some more of his books..but somehow, havent gotten around to it yet..

    And girl, I never met anyone who thought Faulks was "light reading". :D

    I wudnt mind being a librarian either..that or I pitch a tent inside a bookstore for the rest of my life! :)

     
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