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Ah! Books 25 May, 2007

Posted by monopod in Books.

I’m mortified to have to confess that just two weeks ago I read 1984 and The Hobbit for the very first time. I’ll chalk these up against my erudition quotient now.

In a bit of a binge session, the same week I also happily ate my way through the following (again):

Call of the Wild, Bâtard, Love of Life, White Fang
This Time of Darkness
The Phantom Tollbooth

Ah, nostalgia. I’m building up my childhood collection of books for my babies when I have them (still have on my wishlist the Time Quartet (L’Engle), Marianne Dreams, the Smiler series, etc.), upon which time I shall read them great and gory stories, which they will love just as much as I did, all housed in a glorious little library with a battered antique leather club chair and bookcase upon bookcase, which I will but need time and love to make complete, and which is replete with the scent of Ah! Books.



1. sulz - 26 May, 2007

i’ve read white fang and i liked it a lot. call of the wild is on my tbr list so; i hope it’s just as good, if not better than white fang.

reading the hobbit is easy, could you read the sequel of it, the mother of all books? 😉


2. monopod - 26 May, 2007

I think I prefer Call of the Wild, actually.

And as for the ‘mother of all books’ – I’ve read Fellowship of the Ring, but not the two sequels. Oh, now that’s something I can do this rainy Bank Holiday weekend… 😉

3. Gond - 29 May, 2007

I remember the Phantom Tollbooth. Wasn’t there a humbug who ate negative numbers and ended up being 23 times hungrier than when he started eating? Crikey, that’s a blast from the past!! No desire to read the LOTR books until the hype has died down – I don’t like being influenced by the media, which is also why I won’t read the Harry Potter Series. Am I odd????

4. monopod - 29 May, 2007

That’s the one! I love that book.

I think I’ve had the LOTR trilogy since before the movies came out. Finishing it clearly hasn’t been a priority!

And I hear you on Harry Potter… or hype in general really. Do you ever deliberately do the opposite of what everyone else is screeching about? (Not that I’m well-versed in that or anything, of course.)

5. Gond - 30 May, 2007

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. I refuse to be a sheep, even if it means I miss out on something I may well thoroughly enjoy. Partly I’m cutting off my nose to spite my face, but that’s just the way I am, obviously.

6. monopod - 30 May, 2007

Nose… face… it’s the *principle* of the thing, yo.

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