November 19, 2003

That could've gone better

Mookie and I went to the library last night. I had a list of books that I wanted to look for, some suggested by fellow bloggers. Megan talked about the newest book by Lemony Snicket. No luck, big waiting list. Someone, I forget who, talked about the Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson. Nope, checked out. The DaVinci Code? Longer wait than for Snickett.

I wound up with the dregs from Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt, which was apparently pieced together from his computer files after his death along with some previously published non-Hitchhiker work. I also picked up another Patrick O'Brien novel. Thanks Norbi for that suggestion (I think that was yours, right?), and for those who don't know, this series is the inspiration for the movie Master and Commander.

I'm going to wind up buying most of these I guess, although the last thing I need is more books. More bookshelves now, those I could use.

Posted by Ted at November 19, 2003 07:38 AM
Category: Square Pegs

I think I will go to the Library today and get one of those O'Brien books. The last thing I need is more bookselves. I could get them but I have no place to put them.

Posted by: Starhawk at November 19, 2003 09:30 AM

More books=more bookshelves=another trip to the hardware store. Sounds like a win-win to me!

Posted by: Victor at November 19, 2003 10:02 AM

Patrick O'Brian is brilliant. I discovered him last year, and read through the first 18 novels in two weeks. I left the remaining two for later.

Illuminatus! is a very interesting series too. Completely over-the-top, whacked-out conspiracy stuff. And a yellow submarine.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 19, 2003 10:22 AM

Not my suggestion, I haven't read anything since 1987. Thanks for the link, though.

Posted by: Norbizness at November 19, 2003 10:25 AM

I was at my college library yesterday and discovered a whole bunch of interesting reads...Hey Dad, I reread a Modest Proposal--Jonathan Swift and also read some more Milton. It was definately interesting, and probably a new favorite of mine...

Posted by: Robyn at November 19, 2003 12:25 PM
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