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Jemima Aslana said:
I just bought Tad Williams' Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series on eBay. Am looking forward to receiving them. 4 huge books :D It's technically a trilogy but the last book was so long they had to split it up on two 800+ pp volumes. Something tell me the dear Williams may not be good at being concise - I like him already :D

So, Jemima,
Please tell me, if you would be so kind, what do you think of Sigrid Undset's 3 vol Kristin Lavransdatter? It's on my shelf, but I haven't started it yet. I like slow stories and I'll be catching up on my roots. :)
Thanks in advance,
I'm afraid I don't know that book you speak of - so I can't really help you there.

I will recommend the songs from the Elder Edda though - fantastic stuff from the far away past of the North. I bought a volume with them not too long ago and have enjoyed them greatly - if nothing else for the language and the similarity to so many of the words I use daily. :D

Been on a bit of a spree lately but these are two that came today...

'Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Barnes & Noble classics books edition.

I'm happy with Barnes & Noble classics books. They look great. :)
I bought more books today. Will Self, Umberto Eco and Philip Larkin. I cannot go past a book shop without getting a book. Or the library. This is starting to do my head in. But what can you do? That tbr pile just keeps getting bigger and my wallet thinner.
Infinity said:
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Barnes & Noble classics books edition.

I'm happy with Barnes & Noble classics books. They look great. :)

Who are the translators for the Barnes and Noble editions?

I recently purchased Palindrome Hannah by Michael Bailey. It arrived today.
picked up these for only 20p each at boot sale on Sunday :D

StormBringer - Micheal Moorcock
Huckleberry Finn - Samuel L Clemens
Voyage to the City of the Dead - Alan Dead Foster
The Dragon Hoard - Tanith Lee
Weave World - Clive Barker
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Funny I bought Jane Eyre today too. I stopped by a charity sale and bought some books most were about $1- $1.50 I also picked up-

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
The Courage to Create by Rollo May

The Different Drum: Community and peacemaking by M.Scott Peck.
Party of One: The Loner's Manifesto - Anneli Rufus

As I posted in another thread, I read a library copy then buy the book if I like it enough to keep it and read it repeatedly.

Someone finally wrote a book that describes my life. It was a surreal read.
Bought yesterday:

  • Atonement, Ian McEwan
  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernèires
  • Small Island, Andrea Levy
I'm writing this post from the library, where I just paid $10 for two bags of retired library books, mostly children's books. But the one I found for me, is Book Lust by Nancy Pearl. :)
Saul Bellow - The Dean's December
The Birds and Other Stories/Jamaica Inn - Daphne du Maurier
TBOTV - Tom Wolfe
And another five today:

  • Mobius Dick, Andrew Crumey
  • The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins
  • The Way We Live Now, Anthony Trollope
  • The Old Curiosity Shop, Charles Dickens
  • The Waves, Virginia Woolf
Under the Tuscan Sun - Frances May
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke

I had to buy 'Under the Tuscan Sun' after seeing the movie
but I've heard the book differs quite a lot. Be interesting to see which is the better version.