Sunday, April 29, 2007

May I just say how excited I am to report that the above stack cost me only one dollar? Gotta love gifts and gift cards. . .

Voltaire's Candide (Thank you, Jenclair)

Raymond Queneau's Zazie in the Metro

W. Somerset Maugham's Mrs. Craddock

George Orwell's A Collection of Essays

Ron Rash's Chemistry and Other Stories

Billy Collins' Sailing Alone Around the Room

Lewis Nordan's Boy With Loaded Gun

Per Petterson's Out Stealing Horses

Lee Smith's On Agate Hill


  1. Queneau. Love the word I gleaned from adventures with him: whimsicrap, from the poem "Cleanliness." I wrote about it last year.

  2. I read Queneau's We Always Treat Women Too Well. I thought it was the craziest book I ever read, until I finished off Cendrars' Moravagine a week or so ago. Those French writers make me dizzy.

  3. Lee Smith's a wonderful Southern author! Enjoy! ;)

  4. Maggie, oh yes. I'm a long time Lee Smith fan. I'm fortunate that my mother-in-law passed her copy on to me.

    MFS and Imani, sounds like I'll need to find the perfect time to read Queneau so that I'll have a chance at understanding what he's doing.

  5. $1!!! That is a good shopping day!

  6. Nice stack o'books! I've always wanted to read Lee Smith--let us know if you like it!


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