February 11, 2005

Books!

I’ve learned one thing — if you keep lending people books, they are gonna be more willing to let you borrow stuff too. Right now, 9 of my books are doing the rounds, but the payoff is that I’ve got 3 new books with me.

Got Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier and It Could Happen To You by Isla Dewar from one friend, and Archer’s As The Crow Flies from another. Read one, am a third through another. Will do a combined review later. Will also probably get The Da Vinci Code later on. It’s a book I’ve been putting off for a long while… I’ve finally said to hell with it all, and let me form my own opinion.

And more good news — I was at a wedding today from which I sneaked out early (I hate weddings). Had to get off at Fountain and change a bus, but I though I’m here so lets just look around for some time (at the books, of course). I’m way into the conserving mood right now, didn’t even go to the Strand sale. But I spotted Mr. Vonnegut’s Hocus Pocus on the street, and could not resist buying it. His books are so hard to find — only book I’ve ever seen is Slaughter-house V. Even found Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum, but resisted buying it… I’ve wanted that book for over a year now.

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