Friday, January 05, 2007

When you can't knit - read!

My overclogged head won't allow me to look down to knit. So I've been reading like crazy

St Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves.

Southern Gothic with adolescent angst, more than a wink to Geek Love, and it's set in the Florida Everglades.
I limit myself to one story a day.

Micro fables, fiercely articulate & totally bitchy

Patricia Wentworth was a contemporary of Agatha Christie, her Maude Silver is a retired governess & obsessive knitter. People tend to get murdered when she's around.

I've also been listening to all of the Artemis Fowl series. I thoroughly enjoy reading fantasy aimed at the 8-12 range.

The entire series is ready by Nathaniel Parker.
A.k.a Eliz George's Lynley on PBS.
He does a mighty fine Irish accent.

I decided this is the year to really cull my books. Any tips to part with my paper babies? I usually pare down by subject, but I'm not sure that will work this time. I do know that I will probably never read a 600 page bio of James Joyce again & I think I'm willing to part with it : ).


Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

Speaking of Geek Love and Florida - have you read any Harry Crews? A Feast of Snakes or Body? There are some other good ones by him too...

5:39 PM  
Blogger Shelly Hattan said...

We use paperback swap dot com for our books. We can't get any good money for them. Why not swap with other book lovers?

5:52 PM  
Anonymous cheekiemary said...

Any place in your area buy used books? We have Half Price Books down here and I know they are in at least 13 other states. Also, Goodwill sells books so you could get a tax write off for taking them there, or to the library - tax write off there, too.

6:02 PM  
Blogger DaFawnz said...

I take my books to the school and swap with the teachers or I give them to the friends of the library. Then at least they go to a good home.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Try You can trade em! but be careful, it can be addicting!


7:34 PM  
Blogger PippiKneeSocks said...

effing germs!

I'll be happy to take any books that you see fit to weed out. I bet, too, I'll give you a better price than half dot com. I've never read that JJ book. I bet I've never told you how Ulysses shaped my life, either. But, yea. And so on and so forth.

8:36 PM  
Blogger Darci said...

Love Half dot com...quite the addiction

7:24 PM  
Blogger kristi said...

Here's my hardcore book sorting logic: The library is free and convenient. Any book the library has, I don't need to own. I don't actually apply it across the board but it usually helps me sort.

And I donate them to the library (or kids' books to the school) -- dealing with swapping, selling, cataloging, mailing, etc. takes more time than the books are worth for me.

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Riin said...

I've often thought I would've been better off raised by wolves. Maybe I could go to school there...

3:41 PM  

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