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Thursday, May 03, 2007

On my bookshelf ....

I thought you might be interested to try and read the spines of these books. When I see a photo of a room with books, I always try to make out the names on the edges. I like to see what books people have - perhaps you can discover something about them from their choices.

At my school library there was a novel called, "Books do furnish a room." No doubt you have read it. I thought it would be interesting, but I've not yet got round to finding out (after almost thirty years, sadly). There were two other books that caught my eye, and stay with me in memory, and guilt (I've not read these either) - "Death comes to the Archbishop" and "A ring has no end**". Brilliant titles. Both of these, I believe, have recently been republished so maybe I'll get round to reading them.

Our book group is reading Naples 44 by Norman Lewis. I borrowed it from the library and read the first seventy, and last ten, pages. So you can tell from that what I thought of it - a bit too much interest in reporting the moll . e .station of wo. men in wartime. (Typed thus to try to avoid per. verts from googling me.)

**PS - Actually, now I think it was Vice Versa by F W Anstey.



  • At 07 May, 2007 16:35, Blogger roggey said…

    I love trying to read what people have on their shelves when I see photos of them! I do the same thing with movies and TV shows.

  • At 09 May, 2007 14:03, Anonymous Elizabeth said…

    The titles of your books sound quite improbable. As a student of literature I think I would know. However delighted to view all your pictures of weaving etc, although a little disturbed with the legs. May I suggest you keep them covered on my visit North next weekend...


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