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Before Hollywood Swing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:11 (one year ago) link

Noonday Press/FSG edition of The Glass Bees, by Ernst Jünger

Before Hollywood Swing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:12 (one year ago) link

Tusk/Overlook edition of Jill by Philip Larkin

Before Hollywood Swing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:14 (one year ago) link

Everything I don't have (which is most of it) by Borges x Norman Thomas di Giovanni.

dow, Thursday, 11 January 2018 03:02 (one year ago) link

But Jesus I still have 0 room for more per se books and will have to start over w Kindle and the Estate's prob kept this stuff off the Kindle

dow, Thursday, 11 January 2018 03:05 (one year ago) link

I've been wanting this too-expensive coffee table book of apocalyptic art

https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/classics/all/44613/facts.the_book_of_miracles.htm

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:10 (one year ago) link

I'm missing copies of Gargantua & Pantagruel and Gulliver's Travels, which I want to read soon. Also have Voltaire's Micromégas & L'Ingénu sitting in my Amazon cart for the day when I can use it to get over the free shipping threshold.

Really I need more bookshelf capacity before I need books.

jmm, Thursday, 11 January 2018 18:08 (one year ago) link

The anatomy of melancholy
The arcades project

very stabbable gaius (wins), Thursday, 11 January 2018 18:17 (one year ago) link

The bookseller at the market made an effort to stock up on a load of bernhard stuff (you never really see his stuff around ime, weirdly) so I keep buying them all up even though they're pretty pricy for 2ndhand books - still cheaper than Amazon tho

Anyway he's got the lovely illustrated Victor Halfwit selling for £20 and every time I walk through I stare at it for several minutes before walking on - there's a part of my brain that insists I need to keep buying the bernhard books that this guy sells, simply because I started doing so, but at the same time I know I can't justify paying that for a story it would take half an hour to read.

very stabbable gaius (wins), Thursday, 11 January 2018 18:32 (one year ago) link

Gibbon's Decline and Fall (the 3 ed. complete set)

No idea how I'll resist this though:

Past @CullmanNYPL Fellow Damion Searls has translated Anniversaries by Uwe Johnson from the original German, quite a feat! @nyrbclassics is publishing it as a 2 vol boxed set in Oct 2018, and until then we have this beautiful excerpt, “The End of Summer, 1967”. pic.twitter.com/xdRp91SEGj

— The Cullman Center (@CullmanNYPL) January 9, 2018

xyzzzz__, Friday, 12 January 2018 00:14 (one year ago) link

Cool

Before Hollywood Swing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 12 January 2018 00:29 (one year ago) link

All of them, damnit.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 12 January 2018 11:02 (one year ago) link

John Darnielle - Universal Harvester
Benjamin Myers - The Gallows Pole

I'm assuming the first one is no less than brilliant. What about the second?

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Friday, 12 January 2018 13:59 (one year ago) link

All of them, damnit.

^vmic
Voltaire’s Micromégas
I have audiobook of this, as well as quirky math book related to it.

Before Hollywood Swing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 12 January 2018 22:51 (one year ago) link

After Micromegas, try Adam Roberts: Swiftly, which is a sequel to both that and Gulliver's Travels

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Sunday, 14 January 2018 07:28 (one year ago) link

Been curious about Roberts but have thus far not read a thing

Before Hollywood Swing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 14 January 2018 15:29 (one year ago) link

Ben Myers is a hack

dogs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 16:59 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

[u=http://shewasabird.blogspot.com/2011/03/sylvia-sidneys-needlepoint-1968.html]Sylvia Sidney Needlepoint Book[/u], just seen at annual neighborhood book sale.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 19 May 2019 16:04 (three months ago) link

Ugh, sorry.
Sylvia Sidney Needlepoint Book

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 19 May 2019 16:05 (three months ago) link


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