Thursday, June 23, 2005

Got this from Joe.

1) Total number of books I've owned:
Like Joe, I assume this asks for all-time book ownership. And I get to thinking about Value Tales, The Great Brain and all those old Peanuts paperbacks. And college textbooks. I’ll say 700.

2) The last book(s) I bought: Grey Area by Will Self

3) The last book I read: What’s the Matter with Kansas by Thomas Frank

4) Five books that mean a lot to me (in no particular order): Franny and Zooey by Salinger; It Came From Memphis by Gordon; Lolita by Nabokov; The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Chabon; To the Lighthouse by Woolf

Okay, Crystal, Pat, Prigge, Beth and Ryan: Your turns.

6 Comments:

Blogger Greycats said...

1) Total number of books I've owned: I have no idea. Let's guestimate 1000?

2) The last book(s) I bought: I just bought books last night . . .Stephen Frye's Revenge, Pride and Prejudice, My Antonia and Charlotte Bronte ( I think Violette.)

3) The last book I read: Invisible Monsters

4) Five books that mean a lot to me (in no particular order): Grimm's Fairytales, Possession of the Secret Joy, The Plague, The Bible (I'm kidding:) uh, The Umbrella and American Psycho

8:11 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

2:52 PM  
Blogger frankenslade said...

1) Total number of books I've owned: No idea. Maybe 1500???

2) The last book I bought: Herzog by Saul Bellow

3) The last book I read: I'm in the middle of The Old Ballgame, by Frank DeFord, about turn of the 20th century NY Giants manager John McGraw and his star pitcher Christy Mathewson.

4) Five books that mean a lot to me (in no particular order): The Years, Virginia Woolf; The Horse's Mouth/Herself Surprised/To Be a Pilgrim, Joyce Cary; The Waves, Virginia Woolf; Ulysses, James Joyce; When It Was a Game (I think that's the title - it's an oral history of early 20th century baseball by then very old players from that time in the mid-60s).

1:48 PM  
Blogger Jesse D said...

1) Total number of books I've owned: No clue, but definitely more than 1000.

2) Last book I bought: Heart of Darkness/The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad (hadn't read it since 9th grade, but I found it for a buck at the Punk Rock Flea Market).

3) Last book I read: The Crying of Lot 49 by Pynchon

4) Five books the mean a lot to me (in no particular order): Underworld by DeLillo, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Eggers, Tropic of Capricorn by Miller, The Corrections by Franzen, and A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Great responses! Keep 'em coming.

6:57 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I think your site is fantastic and I was hoping you might link trade with me. Let me know if it is cool, and I'll add you. You can email me at Jessika1028@gmail.com, if you're interested.

1:45 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home