Tuesday, April 08, 2008

In the middle

I am in the middle of at least 3 books right now and nothing is really holding my attention. Maybe I have reader's fatigue. Doing best is A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain, but it is so episodic that I can't quite get sucked in. I am, however, enjoying the many 100-year-old ethnic jokes buried within. I'd write one out for you except that each is almost an entire chapter long and no less enjoyable for it.

I found this book in a stash of my old library (now scattered across the quad-state area) at my parents' house after living through the horror of forgetting a book for my trip. Luckily, among the King and Kingston there were a few books I never got around to. From the orange dot on the front page and the general good condition, I believe this copy was from a PPL sale maybe eight or nine years ago. Besides the desire to reorganize all those books next time I return to the Rox, I am left with one question: Why did I rebuy all that Evelyn Waugh?

The library is beckoning. I paid the $40 fine and now I am ready to search and click my way to a ridculous list of choices. Any suggestions? Nothing over 40 years old please. In fact, how about nothing over 5 years old.

Edited to Add: Extra points if I can get it from the library.


Amanda said...

I can highly recommend a sweet, short book by Andrew Kauffman, called "All My Friends are Superheroes"

: )

ctheokas said...

At Large and At Small by Anne Fadiman?