If you're interested in such things, I have just updated my booklist. It appears to have been eleven months since I last looked at this, and as always, I've had to think long and hard about the books that I might have read in the meantime. I've probably missed one or two, but I've likely got most of them.
It's not a massively impressive set, to be honest.... but in my defence, at least six of those are whacking great big 700+ page slabs, and they take some reading. Lots of fantasy too, by the looks of it, which is a bit of a throwback to my youth. Still, the best book I've read recently was definitely "Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt. Magnificent.
I've got a bit of a virtual backlog on the go, with a new John Irving and a Paul Auster to read. Well, to buy and then to read, I should say. Ah, I'll get to them. That said, I did see an article the other day that said I've probably only got about 2000 books left in me, so I should probably be choosing them more wisely. As well as being a depressing thought, that's no way to live your life, is it? I might read Proust one day, but I'm not going to read any book just because I'm told that I really should. Life's to short to read for anything other than enjoyment, isn't it? If that's fantasy, then so be it.
Anyway. Pointless list updated. As you were.
Friday, 13 June 2014
quick and to the pointless....
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