October 2014
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Wrapped Up In Books

My last haul from the Harvard Book Store.

My last haul from the Harvard Book Store,which is, along with the Brattle Book Shop one of my favorite places in Boston .

The reading list for 2014, over there on the left, has finally been updated. In case you wondering when I was going to get around to it, which you probably weren’t.

While whittling away at my to-be-read pile, now somewhere north of 200 again, I’ve thinking about re-reading.  It’s not something I’ve done a lot of since accumulating monstrous piles of books at home because hey, embarrassment of riches here, but there books, or to be accurate series of books, I’d like to revisit. Namely:

  • The Lord of the Rings – I haven’t reread this in about ten years, so I’m about due.
  • The Sherlock Holmes canon –  I own the lovely annotated editions edited by Leslie Klinger and something about the fall and winter makes the thought of immersing myself on Holmes’ world very appealing.
  • Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin series –  I’ve never read all of them in one go, from start to finish and in order. Why not now?
  • Anthony Price’s David Audley books – Because they’re captivating and I’ve only read them once. You should track them down (they’re not currently in print) and read them too. One day I’ll write a post explaining why, or at least why they appealed so much to me.

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