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Member: Capybara_99

Book tastes

You can see my reading for the last several years by looking at my LibraryThing collection. It shows all my recent reading, and pretty much nothing from before I joined. I'd love something I wouldn't normally have on my reading radar. Maybe something I'm less likely to know about here in the United States. Or whatever. Santas have done a good job in the past. Possibilities: Collections of letters; diaries; popular science or history. That said more of my reading is fiction than anything else.

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United States

Santa: Select books from Amazon.com

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

Amount to spend: $40.00 USD

libraryperilous's picks so far.

1681372584https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Time-Lectures-Proust-Classics/dp/1681372584/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1544128685&sr=1-1&keywords=lost+timeLost Time (Czapski)10.97
1635900131https://www.amazon.com/Dusty-Pink-Semiotext-Native-Agents/dp/1635900131/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1544128766&sr=1-1&keywords=dusty+pinkDusty Pink (Schuhl)14.00
194192073Xhttps://www.amazon.com/Banthology-Stories-Nations-Sarah-Cleave/dp/194192073X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1544128812&sr=1-1&keywords=banthologyBanthology (Cleave, ed.)14.95

Secret Santa

Capybara_99's Secret Santa is libraryperilous. Help libraryperilous pick the right book.


libraryperilous: I think Capy would like How To Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog), Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts, and Lost Time: Lectures on Proust in a Soviet Prison Camp.

For fiction, I'd suggest Never Anyone but You and Confessions of a Fox, or even Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl. (Sun, 25 Nov 2018 11:19:57 -0500)

libraryperilous: Also, I've not read it yet, but Capy might be interested in the new English translation of Jean-Jacques Schuhl's Dusty Pink. (Wed, 28 Nov 2018 09:44:43 -0500)

libraryperilous: Also Freshwater (Emezi) (Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:58:59 -0500)

caras_galadhon: Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence by Nick Bantock would really fit with the letter/diary format, and it's very tactile to boot. (And it's also fiction.) The Pressed Fairy Journal of Madeline Cottington by Brian and Wendy Froud is also a fabulous one for fictional diaries, plus it's fun and quirky, and obliquely references the Cottingley Fairies from the 19th C. (Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:18:10 -0500)

libraryperilous: Happy holidays, Capy!

In addition to the titles mentioned above, I also considered Who Is Vera Kelly?, Various Antidotes, Her Body and Other Parties, The Houses of Ravicka, and Electric Arches.

Merry merry,

Diana (Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:42:11 -0500)

libraryperilous: Thanks for the cool suggestions, caras!

(Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:42:36 -0500)

libraryperilous: Alternate choices:

Sphinx (Garréta), $14.95, 1941920098, link

Slave Old Man, $13.59, 1620972956, link (Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:46:20 -0500)

lorannen: Done. (Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:43:44 -0500)

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