2 March 2010
inspired by nechtans photograph of himself reading jps-nausea, i thought about my library of books. the stack above are old classic penguins, they smell as good as they look. i purchased quite a few of them in a new/second hand book shop in sydenham, not a fashionable part of london, but an excellent book shop. the type when the owners care about books. a few of my favourites, stella gibbons-cold comfort farm, laurie lees- as i walked out on midsummer morning. turning the pages, some of them are falling apart you get a waft of musty second hand books, mmmmmm. i must have an audit, i know i have quite a few that ive simply bought and not read, and some were given to me years ago, i couldnt bare to donate or give them away so i kept the lot.
i have one precious copy of rose tremains sacred heart, signed by the author nearly twenty years ago now, which was a good read. loved italo calvino, jack kerouac, salingers franny and zooey, simone de beauviour, siddhartha, lots by hermann hesse, the unconsoled, many many more. i will keep my favourites and carefully choose which ones i no longer read. or maybe i will wait and do it another day/month.