Thursday, November 08, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

The 13 books I've added to my Amazon wishlist since vowing eight days ago not to buy books for three months:

Fire in the Blood. Irene Nemirovsky

The Aeneid. (Fagles's paperback edition comes out in January)

Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of Iphis. Ali Smith

Like. Ali Smith

Sunset Song. Lewis Grassic Gibbing

Where Three Roads Meet. Sally Vickers

Dream Angus. Alexander McCall Smith

A House and Its Head. Ivy Compton-Burnette

Manservant and Maidservant. Ivy Compton-Burnette

The Wig My Father Wore. Anne Enright

What Are You Like. Anne Enright

The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch. Anne Enright

Strange As This Weather Has Been. Ann Pancake


  1. Nice Thursday post! I love Thursdays, Time to watch Greys anatomy , ER and then fall asleep. I just posted my Thursday post. I had my tooth pulled yesterday so Im still under the weather, but dont worry the post doesnt show pictures of my tooth!

    Have a great Thursday!


  2. I've been adding books to my wishlist in the hopes that someone will buy some of them for me for Christmas. I read the Nemirovsky (never got around to reading it). I thought it was actually pretty good for an unfinished or unedited work. I need to read Suite Francaise, too. I found two Compton-Burnettes at the used bookstore last weekend--Manservant was one of them. Good luck staying away from Amazon!

  3. I need to read Suite Francaise, too. I got it for Christmas last year. I have a sinking feeling that I may not be able to convince anyone to buy me books this year (nor a fox from Germany, alas), so my wishlist is going to be enormous come February.

    It's your fault the Compton-Burnettes are on my list. :)

  4. Dream Angus was wonderful. I have really enjoyed each of the Canongate myths.

  5. LOL. Are you going to be able to make it for three months without buying anything?

  6. Oh yes. Because otherwise I have to buy MFS a book. And she already has a lot more than me. I think *she* should break and buy one for me. :)

  7. Interesting lsit - Sunset Song is one of my favourite books...

  8. Do add Ivy's _A God and His Gifts_ to your wish list. It's spectactular and quintessential Compton-Burnett.



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