So many books…

13 September, 2009

Printed to Perfection

The Good Girls Kill For Money blog has a post in which author Tasha Alexander asks about this list of books which made me think, what would my choices be?

1. A Book Made For Purposes Other Than Reading
Printed to Perfection: Twentieth Century Japanese Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection by James Ulak – it’s so beautiful you just stare at the prints and forget to read

2. A Book That If You Had More Than One Life You Would Certainly Also Read But Unfortunately Your Days Are Numbered
Remembrances of Things Past by Marcel Proust

3. A Book You’ve Been Planning to Read For Ages
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin – I need to read this before the TV series starts

4. A Book You’ve Been Hunting For Years Without Success
Dreams of Dark and Light: The Great Short Fiction of Tanith Lee by Tanith Lee – I can’t forget her short story Bite Me Not or Fleur de Fur

5. A Book You Want To Own So It’ll Be Handy Just In Case
London: A Social History by Roy Porter – because you can’t know too much about London

6. A Book You Could Put Aside Maybe To Read This Summer
East of the Sun by Julia Gregson – Summer’s gone so I’ll put this aside for my next sunny holiday…in January!

7. A Book You Need To Go With Other Books On Your Shelves
Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn

8. A Book That Fills You With Sudden, Inexplicable Curiosity, Not Easily Justified
How to be Idle by Tom Hodgkinson

9. A Book You’ve Always Pretended To Have Read And Now It’s Time To Sit Down And Really Read It
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pyncheon – I don’t lie about the books I’ve read, except when it had to do with my studies! This was on my academic reading list – I kept starting and stopping and never finished it. Oh no, that was Hopeful Monsters by Nicholas Mosely. One day…

What about you?

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