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Member: laze

Book tastes

My LT catalog is up-to-date. Here's a link to what I've read since 2004: http://laze.net/etc/reading-list/ (apologies if the styles on that page are wonky... not sure what's going on there). In terms of fiction, I've been gravitating toward (translated-to-English) East Asian and Eastern European fiction from 1900 on. That said, I'm not averse to fiction from anywhere else as long as it's off-the-beaten path and quirky. Always a sucker for coming-of-age and time travel stories. Non-fiction: history of 60s revolutions/tumult/music (ie. free jazz/fire music, civil rights movements, etc.), preservation/archival topics, genealogy (I consider myself experienced but not yet professional-level, though I tend towards the more advanced topics/books), zen Buddhism, pretentious cinema stuff and (on the flipside) trashy exploitation/horror, obscure/niche/extinct world religions, etc. Poetry: fan of ee cummings, Theodore Roethke, Ryokan, Basho, Billy Collins, Tony Hoagland. Use them as a guide.

Don't get this!

Christian-themed, romance, fiction best sellers.

Other notes

If you think it's too far out there, too old, too weird, too obscure... it's probably just right. (Not to say that's all I read, but it's a good general guide.)

Country

United States


Santa: Select books from Amazon.com

Store: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com)

Amount to spend: $35.00 USD

jburlinson's picks so far.

ISBN/ASINLinkTitlePrice
978-0375707421https://www.amazon.com/Embers-S%C3%A1ndor-M%C3%A1rai/dp/0375707425/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1543888720&sr=1-1&keywords=Embers++S%C3%A1ndor+M%C3%A1raiEmbers10.86
978-0553575385https://www.amazon.com/Say-Nothing-Dog-Connie-Willis/dp/0553575384/ref=pd_sim_14_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0553575384&pd_rd_r=e2c26b99-f765-11e8-b224-df517db04d31&pd_rd_w=PcmeQ&pd_rd_wg=Z6T6b&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=18bb0b78-4200-49b9-ac91-f141d61a1780&pf_rd_r=XSDK7VYENCFB6XM79DXA&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=XSDK7VYENCFB6XM79DXATo Say Nothing of the Dog7.19
978-0140455625https://www.amazon.com/Sanshiro-Penguin-Classics-Natsume-Soseki/dp/0140455620/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1543887564&sr=8-7&keywords=soseki+natsumeSanshiro15.89

Secret Santa

laze's Secret Santa is jburlinson. Help jburlinson pick the right book.

Comments/suggestions

jburlinson: I tried to touch all the bases: a coming of age novel from Japan, a time travel book and a novel from Eastern Europe (Hungary). Happy Holidays. (Mon, 03 Dec 2018 21:06:45 -0500)

lorannen: Done. (Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:43:33 -0500)

laze: Fan-freakin-tastic picks. Yet another amazing year of SantaThing books!

(Tue, 25 Dec 2018 20:08:49 -0500)

laze: Fan-freakin-tastic picks. Yet another amazing year of SantaThing books!

(Tue, 25 Dec 2018 20:08:50 -0500)

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