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Friday, July 20, 2007

What do I read?


I've been tagged about my ten fave books. Well I haven't, the dog has. But he doesn't read. So I'm posting.

In no particular order....

Land Rover Series III Parts Catalogue and Repair Operation Manual. Two separate books but they both save me a sh!tload of money. And it means I can sit outside, head in book, issuing instructions.

Mostly these days when I pick up something it's probably a superb second-hand three-volume set of Somerset Maugham short stories that I bought a few years ago in Malaga.

Anything (apart from Brighton Rock) by Graham Greene, especially Our Man In Havana

The Idiot - Dostoevsky

The Scarlet and the Black - Stendahl

Midnight's Children - Rushdie

Love in the time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - and his other books

Most stuff by Conrad, especially Nostromo

And that leaves me two more to think about as I go off to bed.

If anyone wants to play tag - you can do your ten favourite books - or a quickie - what are you reading now?

Tomorrow is the Story of the Bedford.

3 comments:

Kerrio said...

The only one of those I've read is one of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez books, and to be honest I did not really get on with it.

But I love that photograph of a well read book - fabulous.

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Cheers for the photo comment. The books are lovely. To read and to look at.

So come on where are your top books? I've still got two to add anyway.

Thinks. Hard.

Kate

Frasypoo said...

I loved reading Midnights children