These are the books that I added to my bookshelf one night last week: (my biggest 'haul')
-Collected Works of William Shakespeare
The Bronte sisters:
-The Tenant at Wildfell Hall
The entire canon of Jane Austen:
-Pride and Prejudice
-Sense and Sensibility
-The uncompleted works
-Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
-East of Eden, John Steinbeck
-Vanity Fair, William Thackeray
-Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift
-One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
-The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
-Another copy of The Bible (I have three on my bookshelf now, different versions though. I'm still looking for an Old Testament copy that actually says "let there be light." Genesis isn't the same without it.)
Hardcore books for a hardcore kid. I've read some of these already, just added them to my home bookshelf though - but the others I'm planning on reading once the HSC is over (in my gap year and beyond).
Once I'm done with these books though, the hunt will continue...
Moby Dick - Melville
The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald
Tales of the Unexpected - Dahl
Going Solo - Dahl
1984 - Orwell
Lonesome Traveller - Kerouac (Took ages to find! Very happy )
Picture of Dorian Gray - Wilde
Cloudstreet - Winton
Adventures of Huckelberry Finn - Twain
Now just need to find some time...
Recently went on a book buying spree:
1984 - Orwell
The Road to Wigan Pier - Orwell
HP 7 - JK Rowling
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebol
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Wilde
I can't help my book buying I'm afraid; though I never seem to feel even remotely satisfied...
Being a fan of Tolkien I recently acquired the new release entitled "The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun"-It is essentially a creative response (by a philologist) to the ancient sagas of Norway, involving the pantheon of Norse gods, Odin, Loki etc. The book is composed of two epic poems written in modern English (though involving ancient Norse alliterative metre)
Apart from that, I recently bought a heap of David Malouf-his new novel Ransom, the Complete Stories and Remembering Babylon. Im also looking forward to picking up my new copy of "The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing". Should be fun...
Uh...I just recently bought
- the life and crimes of harry lavender
- the last tango of Dolores Delgado
I go crazy at Basement Books and Borders.
Latest acquisitions = Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote and A View from The Bridge - Arthur MIller.
Plenty of spare time to read now, it's awesome!!
Missing: "The Never End Mountain", I was read this book by my teacher when I was really young and my memories of it are amazing, but I can't find it anywhere in the real world or the internet. Not even a whisper. I don't know who wrote it, but it is a novel. I have been searching for yonks!
Dune-herbet, found it on the lending library table at the local club
- Bringing Down the House
- A Confederacy of Dunces
- World War Z
- The Driver - My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World
- The Call of the Weird (by Louis Theroux)
I picked up Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace by Vidal the other day but haven't had a chance to actually open it yet. Looking forward to it.
pride and prejudice - jane austen.
i have been buying a load of books lately. due to school/social life i am yet to read them.
A long time ago we used to be friends but I haven't thought of you lately at all
Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
Persuasion, Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen
Little Women, Louisa M. Alcott
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare
Marie Antoinette, Annunziata Asquith
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
Angels and Demons, Dan Brown
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Girl with a Pear Earring, Tracy Chevalier
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
Going Solo, Road Dahl
Many of which I haven't even gotten around to reading.
I have just acquired "Living Free" by Joy Adamson again so I look forward to having time to read it!
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