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A Few Favorite Books:

Burning Bedlam (Nicholson)
Demian (Hesse)
City of Glass (Auster)
The Sound of the Waves (Mishima)
Nicholas Nickleby (Dickens)
Cat's Eye (Atwood)
Something Wicked this Way Comes (Bradbury)
Lord of the Flies (Golding)

Two books which I have never been able to finish and cannot stand, although I know I should like and read, are The Scarlet Letter and The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn.

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Favorite authorsLloyd Alexander, Jane Austen, Paul Auster, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Hermann Hesse, Nick Hornby, Allen Kurzweil, Alan Moore, Geoff Nicholson, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Philip Pullman, Daniel Quinn, Walter Tevis, J. R. R. Tolkien (Shared favorites)


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Noticed you liked Clockwork Orange, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it's also about a group of violent kids (and also a bit dark). I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary (and a sample chapter) in case you'd like to read more about the book before you commit:


awesome library :)
Heh. I was concerned about your ownership of 10 Books that Screwed Up the World* until I saw that you had it tagged "conservative junk". Well done, sir (or madame).

*I like the implication that the world wasn't screwed up before these books were published.
I see you just added [10 books that screwed up the world],would you like to join a reading club?
Hey - dropped by your profile page as you have mentioned a request for lists (on the Shelfari thread).

I wonder if a group about lists would be a good start? As long as it was kept focused, and doesn't degenerate into 'my 3 favourite brands of cola' type threads...

I had a quick look at your books about books list on LTwiki and this is just the sort of thing which I am interested in too. What do you think?
on a regular day i teach...not very much.

on a better than the average day i teach a small amount of literature and writing to 9th graders, but it all leaks out of their heads just before the bell rings ending class.
ugh--i never know who hates huck finn more--my students or myself.
ah, a The The quote on HH... excellent.

Sits back on his new leather chair, ripped off the back of some unfortunate beast... i'm smiling through my teeth.
Hi inky, thanks for illuminating my unknown quote, not to mention the gratuitous bonus quote. Much appreciated!

Can i return the favour? Your "real name" is a quote (and song title) by Men At Work - n'est pas?
Hi inkdrinker,
What makes a pb a crummypb? Is it the contents or the print design/quality or the condition of the copy?
Great links in the Book Arts thread. Thank so much!
Hi, I came over here because of your post at censorship? grrrrrrrrrrr!, but I see you have Rogue Moon cataloged as rouge moon. Was that intentional?
I've never finished Huck Finn and I think I'd rather gnaw my own arm before being forced to read Moby Dick. Gosh, it feels so liberating just to finally admit that!
If you need a book 'babysitter' I'll keep your books safe and well read if you need me to. Then you can get them back after you move. :)
You know, for a literary web site, your name makes you sound quite daredevil. I approve most vociferously!!
Well, I have more than 60 it's just a matter of remembering them all and trying to get them all in... But 4,000... Woo, go Inky. But I'm gonna try to give you a run for your money!
Thanks for pointing me to this place. I know, I know -it took me long enough. But see, I'm slow but trainable. Email me!
Eeew... Cream of Wheat! I object! It's a matter of principle! A matter of ethics! A matter of gooey texture!!! Yech!
Ah ha! Your devilish plan to show me how to get to this site has fiendishly worked! Wait... oh, sticklebits. How am I supposed to stand in a dashing pose and look triumphant if I fell for your dastardly plot? I'm so bad at being a super-hero. Evil mastermind it is, then. Mwahahahahaha!

Tag! You're it!

*tags inky with a bowl of oatmeal and runs out of the room*
I saw that you listed Amis's The Rachel Papers as a favorite. I too really liked this book. I remember thinking it was some sort of cross between Confederacy of Dunces and Catcher in the Rye (or something like that, it's been a little while). I have been only ho-hum about The Information and House of Meetings, his recent book. I do want to try more of his work. Any suggestions?
Why did you delete all of your contributions to the Atheists and FAITH thread?
I think it was the Yukio Mishima books that swung you my way. :)
Just had to drop you a note to let you know you are my only 99%er I've found so far! The Clam is a close second at 98.

To me, an unread book on my shelves is worse than seeing a shirt in my closet I bought months ago that still has the tags attached, it just looks so unloved! Also, I'm a college student who hasn't had a job in more than a year, so I really don't need to be buying books. Oh I can't wait for this semester to be over...

Happy Reading!
Thanks for your message about Sax Rohmer and Edgar Wallace. Both as you say are difficult to find in good condition,however in the case of Sax Rohmer I have found a few titles published by Wildside Press .These are rather nice editions too.
The Edgar Wallace titles that I have are indeed not easy to find at all.Most have been from book-dealers in London and across the country by post and the web.The only thought I have that may help you is to get in touch with the Edgar Wallace Society,to which I used to belong,and from where I made several contacts for Wallace titles.My last contact was however in 2001 so may well be outdated by now. Contact Penny Wyrd,84,Ridgefield Road,Oxford OX4 3DA United In the society magazine The Crimson Circle there were several lists of books for sale and these not over expensive either.
Hope that the above may be of help but in any case please contact me again if I can give you any more info.
you should read inkheart because it is a book about books!
:) We share 17 books~

Books about books? The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
It's so cool to e-see my former students at LibraryThing! I'd love to e-see you in the doctoral program! Keep readin'!
ive just now started entering books and i came across your page because we had books in common. you mentioned you liked books about books and i wanted to recommend a good one. its called 'a passion for books: a book lovers treasury of stories, essays, humor, lore, and lists on collecting, reading, borrowing, lending, caring for and appreciating books' by harold rabinowitz and rob kaplan (whew!) you wont be sorry - i underlined the shit out of my copy!
crummypb, that's a good one :)
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