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February 21, 2007

Book Eating

Thank you to Patricia for referring me to The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers. As a book eating girl, incredible or not, of course I’d be interested.

Along those lines I’ve been ransacking libraries lately. I came home from work yesterday with Disgrace by JM Coetzee, Amsterdam by Ian McEwan and Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe. At the public library, I’ll soon be due to pick up Family Happiness by Laurie Colwin, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, and Son of Rosemary, which I bet will be absolute crap but Rosemary’s Baby was such a stunning tale (really), Stuart and I have to see what happened next, even if the future was very badly written.

Lately time has been wasted on my absolute fascination with Eric Delko. Ever since he was shot– there’s nothing like a man brought back from the dead. I’m totally in lust. His real life counterpart keeps an offical website here.

At our house we’re currently obsessed with red grapefruit.

3 thoughts on “Book Eating”

  1. Steph D says:

    I disliked Youth by Coetzee when I read it, thinking perhaps Coetzee was not my kind of author. But Disgrace; my god, Disgrace… Definitely in my top five books of all time. Enjoy…

  2. patricia says:

    Yes, Disgrace is an amazing book. The only one I’ve read by Coetzee so far, so can’t comment on any others.

    And you will read The Incredible Book Eating Boy, won’t you? It’s delicious!

    Oh, and hats off to you for using the library! The hubby works for TPL (and I used to), so it’s always nice to hear about people increasing the circulation!

  3. Kerry says:

    I *loved* Youth actually, though I’m nervous about Disgrace because my expectations have been so incredibly heightened by the likes of you people. I imagine it will live up well, however, and I’m looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the recommendations.

    And my friend in the UK said she was going to get The Incredible Book Eating Boy for me, which was the best news.

    Finally, I love the TPL. I’ve not been able to buy many books lately on my grad student’s budget, though I look forward to returning to the market soon!

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