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Bookfair Books

There’s a great annual book fair in this town that I’ve been going to for the last couple of years. The selection was not as great as last year, and I ended up buying a bunch of books that I plan to read in the future, but not necessarily soon. All of thirteen of the books cost me $15. Unless otherwise said, I haven’t read any of these books.

Left column (from top down):
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
Selected Plays by Anton Chekhov – Great for my Russian Reading Challenge.
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes – Well, one day.
Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik – The most expensive book I bought at $3.50, but I’ve read this book and loved it.
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde – Someone priced this book at $0.25! How could I not buy such a fun book for a quarter?
William, an Englishman by Cicely Hamilton – It was a dollar, and I bought it for the nice edition and binding. I have never heard of the author or the book. It looks like a terrible read too.

Right Column (top down):
The Mill on the Floss by George Eilot – Seen the miniseries so buying the book is a type of masochism
Tess of the d’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
Summer by Edith Wharton
by Charles Dickens
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand – More masochism?
The Known World
by Thomas P. Jones – Pulitzer book that I haven’t really heard of, but I’m trying to read more Pulitzers.

In 2004, I began to compile a list of movies I’ve seen based on books I’ve read. I have updated it ever since, and it’s just the ones I can remember because I read many books and watch many films. They are listed by the time I either finished the book or the movie (and I list accordingly which was first). Only things that I have read and seen are on this list. This list is updated periodically a couple times every year when necessary.

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Having just ate lunch, I think I’ll do a book meme. I found this over at Nymeth’s blog.

In the following list of a hundred books, bold the ones you’ve read, mark in blue the ones you want to read, mark in red the ones you don’t want to read, italicize the ones you’ve never heard of, and… well, don’t do anything with the ones you feel indifferent towards, I guess, or that you wouldn’t mind reading but aren’t dying to.

As for my results, I’ve actually heard of all these books and authors. Not that I know the plots of the books. For the most part, I want to read most of the books even if I hadn’t put them in blue. The couple that I have put in red are due to lackluster experiences with the author. For someone who loves Arthurian legends, I have never been able to finish Mists of Avalon.

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