Month: August 2013

The old, the new, and the autographed.

New things, old things

Two weeks ago, I moved to a new place. Last Monday, I started my new job. Just this afternoon, I committed myself into buying at least one NYRB Classics book per month. It feels like there have been a lot of new things going on, but really, they are just the same old things. Maybe, but hopefully not too soon, I might move again to a new place or change jobs or start collecting new sets of books. It’s all fun and challenging, but I still fervently hope that I can finally settle down to a place that is really my own and find the job that would last me until my retiring years. And about books? Well, I’m just glad of them regardless of the reading and blogging ruts. Here are the new and used books that I got for myself: Attack upon Christendom by Soren Kierkegaard – There’s this guy who sells books near our place. He carries a select set of books and lays them about the sidewalk. He is rarely seen around because …

Books to Read: August 2013

Books to Read: August 2013

I do not know if it would make any sense to post a reading plan for this month because I have only finished one book for July and I am only adding one new entry. Shame, shame. But for the sake of keeping up with this monthly post, here we go. The Left Stack (books I want to read soon and books I need to read soon): The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis – from June. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss – from July. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski – from May. A Lover’s Discourse by Roland Barthes – from May. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan – from July. Steps by Jerzy Kosinski – from July. Tall Story by Candy Gourlay – our book of the month. Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? by Raymond Carver – from July. The Right Stack (books I have finished and books I have yet to finish): Great Expectations by Charles Dickens – from June. Currently on page 191. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace – from May. Currently on page 258. Les Miserables …