Saturday, January 06, 2007

I like to think of myself as having much more in common with a goat than a sheep, but when it comes to reading I tend to follow the herd.

How else to explain why I'd start The Omnivore's Dilemma this morning (Stefanie wrote about it last night), expect Sybil Bedford's The Favorite of the Gods in my mailbox any day now (LitLove put it on her 2006 list of favorites), and spend my time on the treadmill this week with George Gissing's short stories (brought once again to my attention via a reading forum)?

Baa.

8 comments:

Dorothy W. said...

When people write so well about what they've read, it's hard to resist ...

litlove said...

I do hope you enjoy the Bedford. I am a BIG fan of her writing, as you know! And several of my best reads in 2006 were blogger recommendations - I'm in complete agreement with Dorothy!

renee said...

It's not so bad to be one of the herd when the herd is composed of extremely intelligent, well-read, and articulate people. Hmmm. Now that I've put it that way, I want to be one of the herd, too!

Mary Ronan Drew said...

You are going to love Sybille Bedford. I discovered her last March and blogged about her on my old blogspot site. Both her fiction and memoirs are first-rate.

md

SFP said...

Maybe we shouldn't think of ourselves as being part of a herd, but as a pack of highly intelligent wolves. :)

Stefanie said...

I hope you enjoy Omnivore's Dilemma. I'm up to Industrial Organic now and suddenly I'm worried about where my lettuce comes from!

I think you are right about saying we are a pack of highly intelligent wolves rather than a herd of sheep. We are hunters looking for the next good book :)

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

Dorothy said it! You post made me giggle!!

Heather
www.thelibraryladder.blogspot.com

iliana said...

Count me in as another sheep. I just got 3 books this weekend which were all because of bookish friends recommendations. I'll post about them later tonight :)