Lori's Book Nook


In no apparent order…

  • more Joan Didion
  • The John Fante Reader edited by Stephen Cooper…also the bio he wrote. Had access to the biography, Full of Life, but never bought it. The Reader is actually at my great local used bookstore, $12. I found, and resisted. HA! I resisted no longer! (August 1, 2006)
  • Selected Letters of Charles Bukowski, volumes 1 to 4…also, surprisingly enough, at my local bookstore ($9/each…new-remaindered, actually, so there’s more than one copy of each, if anyone is interested)
  • the new John Varley novels I haven’t read
  • Gilgamesh: A New English Version translated by Stephen Mitchell, who translates Rainer Maria Rilke so well.
  • An Almost Perfect Moment by Bonnie Kirshenbaum. Recommended to me by someone on BookTalk.org, I really don’t know what it’s about…
  • Seamus Heaney reading his Beowulf, which is astounding. His voice is astounding. (Covet, covet, covet.)
  • The Boulevard Book by Allan Jacobs. (I’ll have to post on him soon, now that my library is out of storage, and I can pull his books out again.)
  • some books I’ve had on my Amazon.ca wishlist for ages, on Cathedrals, Gothic mostly: this one, this one, this one, and this one.
  • Book of Longing, poetry by Leonard Cohen
  • Dancing at the Edge of the World by Ursula K. LeGuin. Saw her at SFU one day, years ago, when this book first came out. She was reading her essay “The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction”…got her to autograph my copy of Always Coming Home, which was her experiment in her new theory of fiction… Bought it at Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Sunday October 8, 2006

5 Responses to "Wishlist"

I am trying to create a blog like this… Good Luck

I am looking for the Sheri S. Tepper ebook of ‘The True Game’. I owned the original, but cannot find it. I still have ‘The Chronicles of Mavin Manyshaped’, but my son wishes to read it, and I said to read the first one.

@Jazmine — I’ve wanted to read the other True Game books, but I’ve never run into them.

Since you are into poetry, may I suggest The Animal Bridegroom by Sandra Kasturi. Sandra is rich and resonant without being maudlin. http://sandrakasturi.com/
I got hooked on her when I read her poem “Old Men, Smoking”. You can see it online at http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/margaret/2008/ma08_kasturi.php

Thanks for the suggestions…I check into them!

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Book Discussion Pages

Here on the Book Nook you can discuss: The Fifth Business by Robertson Davies, as well as the next two books in the Deptford Trilogy, The Manticore and World of Wonders, and if that's not enough for you, see what's up on the forums at BookTalk.org!
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