Will be away for a bit…Here are Some Books to Look At

Today my friend Benjy–that is Benjamin Flowers, who just published a fantastic new book on the politics of skyscrapers in New York–and I went to Books for America and I came home with 21 books. Average cost, $2.33 a book. And all the proceeds go to charity. Yay!

Anyway, the hubby and I are going to be out of town for about a week so I won’t be able to post for awhile. So I thought I would leave you with some photos to gaze at while I am away.

Murdoch – Bruno’s Dream
Piercy – Gone to Soldiers
Woolf – Night and Day
Hemingway – The Sun Also Rises (read it)
Orwell – Burmese Days
Trollope – The Belton Estate
P. Fitzgerald – The Bookshop (read it, need to read it again)
Mulisch – The Procedure
H. James – The Ivory Tower
Collins – No Name
Hemingway – The Old  Man and the Sea
Laurence – The Diviners
M. Spark – Reality  and Dreams
Wescott – The Pilgrim Hawk
Trollope – Harry Heathcote of Gangoil
Pym – Excellent Women
Edith Wharton Abroad
Drabble – The Waterfall
E. Carey – Observatory Mansions (read it, loved it)
P. Lively – Oleander Jacaranda
R. West – The Return of the Soldier

Have you read any of these?  What am I in for?

6 thoughts on “Will be away for a bit…Here are Some Books to Look At

  1. Annemarie October 2, 2009 / 10:26 am

    Hey, couldn't find your non-work email address on here, but I just wanted to wish you and John a bon voyage! :) will miss you while you are gone!


  2. Ti October 2, 2009 / 12:26 pm

    I could gaze at book stacks all day long. Out of your pile I've read The Old Man and the Sea and the The Sun Also Rises… both great.


  3. juliebean October 2, 2009 / 11:12 pm

    I may have read Old Man and the Sea, 20 years ago or so. But, since I don't have a spreadsheet of the books I've read, the only way to find out is to start reading it again…


  4. claire October 15, 2009 / 4:18 am

    Wow I love your Hemingway covers! I've only read The Old Man and the Sea out of your stack.. it's a touching story.


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