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Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday Miscellaneous

Here are some gorgeous photos. Scott Stulberg's photography is marvelous.

Have two books almost finished, and although I have a nice stack of books left to read, most are nonfiction, and I'm craving some good fiction. So...

today, I'm planning on taking a list to the library and seeing what kind of entertainment is on hand. Amazon is off my radar right now. Borrowing is more appealing than buying according to my checkbook which records some serious dents.

I want fantasy, mystery, science fiction, gothic thrillers. A good dose of non-reality.

The Abandoned Books topic on Booking Through Thursday has been fun to read; I've quite agreed on several of those that have been abandoned. Two that have been abandoned here are Puccini's Ghosts by Morag Joss (too much tension when the characters are so unlikable) and The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano (this was an NPR rec that was a rare mistake for me).


  1. Wow...wonderful photographer!

    I keep thinking I should go to the library instead of surfing intentions are good...but...

    Have fun!

  2. Check out Philip Dick (sci-fi) -- I'm not a sci-fi buff, but I think he's pretty good.

    I've never read Ray Bradbury -- next RIP Challenge!

    I adore gothic thrillers. I hope you find some you will recommend.

    Happy hunting!

  3. Oh no, Savage Detectives didn't do it for you? Hmm, I am intrigued by it from the title alone :)
    Hope you had a good time at the library and can't wait to hear what you got.

  4. Debbi -- He really is a great photographer, isn't he?

    I do love my absolutely affordable!

    LK -- I came home with 10 books. Time for a reading orgy!

    iliana -- To say that Savage Detectives didn't do it for me is an understatement! :/ The NPR review was terrific, but it certainly was not my kind of book. If you would like to read it, let me know, and I'll send it to you posthaste!

  5. Oh my god, Jenclair, those are awesome pictures, I would give my right arm to be able to take pictures like that! Thank you so much for pointing me to Scott Stulberg's site!

    I've been having such a busy week I clean forgot to check out "Booking Through Thursday" this week, will go do so now.

  6. Lotus -- Stulberg's pictures are awesome, aren't they? Glad you enjoyed them as much as I did!

  7. Oh, thanks for this link. His photos are indeed gorgeous. I've saved this link for more later!