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Currently readingNietzsche's Ethics and his War on "Morality" by Simon May
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Religious Experience and the Modernist Novel by Pericles Lewis

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Hello, Karen - A Vancouver person! I just read/reviewed - LOVED - George Bowering's newest book, PINBOY. It's the first Bowering book I've read, but I already want more. His books are hard to find down here in the USA. Got PINBOY as a review copy from his publisher. Was shocked to find it had not been reviewed at all on Amazon.CA. After seeing all he has written I couldn't believe I'd never heard of him. But since then I've asked a Canadian friend (from Nova Scotia) and she'd never heard of him either. So I'm wondering, is GB at least 'famous' in Vancouver and BC? I certainly hope so. What a talent. I found a copy online of A MAGPIE LIFE, which I will be reading soon.

Looks like you're as addicted to reading as I am. How come no reviews from you? So many books, no time to write, I suppose. Enjoy.

Have you read Linden MacIntyre's Cape Breton trilogy of novels and his memoir, Causeway? I've also recently discovered Elizabeth Hay, read two of her novels. Ah, well ... Halloooo from the lower 48!
Thanks for the leads and links (re: Josipovici) -- very useful!

On another topic: How did you post the covers of what you've recently read?

By this, I assume that you mean on my Profile page (I use an entirely different method when posting my covers to talk threads).

Unfortunately, there's currently no shortcut for this -- you'll have to learn a couple of useful HTML tags (unless you know some already--in which case everything will be a little easier). I picked up my formatting tricks piecemeal--a little here and a little there. I later discovered that nearly all of them have been clearly described in this thread. There is a Table of Contents of sorts in the first message of the thread. Click on entries 9 (Using Pictures as Links) and 10 (Using LT-Supported Cover Pictures) for the final descriptions (if this is all new to you, you may wish to read some of the earlier "chapters" as well).

The approach described in "chapter" 10 is the one that I use when posting covers to a talk thread. Although it can also be used on your Profile page, I prefer another method. Unfortunately, the coverthing_dynamic command currently allows you to create covers with a fixed width, but not a fixed height. I like for the covers on my profile to be of uniform height, so I follow the method described in "chapter" 9, with the href set to the URL for book's detail page in LT and the image source (img src) set to the address of one of resized cover images for that book in my catalog. To do this, I view the book in my catalog (in cover mode), click on the + or - buttons until the cover displays at the size I'd like to see on my profile page, and then right-click on the cover to get the link to the file containing the resized image (in Safari, the link can be copied to the clipboard using one of the entries in the right-click menu; in IE, you must select "Properties" from the right-click menu and then highlight and copy the displayed address).

This sounds much harder than it really is. Someday, Tim will hopefully allow the coverthing_dynamic feature to resize cover images using a fixed height. Or better yet, allow users to include widgets on their profile page that display all covers assigned a specified tag, or included in a specified collection. You should see the cool things that they are doing in LTFL -- hopefully they'll be able to someday provide a similar capability on LT.

I hope this helps.

Thanks again for the skinny on Josipovici.

Hello. Sorry for the late response. It's difficult to believe that over a month has passed since you left that comment on my Profile page (thanks for the kind words, by the way). At any rate, I enjoyed browsing your catalog. I notice that you have a number of books by Gabriel Josipovici -- I read Goldberg: Variations as part of a themed "read" a few years back, but I've never stumbled across any of his other writings (literary or critical). Any recommendations?
Wow! According to the LT "statistics", we do share quite a few books. Irvin Yalom is well read in my own inventory.

Thanks so much for marking my books interesting. I look at yours a lot -- you have such great stuff.

Thanks for getting back to me. Yes, of course, the library! Also, thanks for the recommendation,I took a look at his website and it looks interesting.
Do I like your library because we share so many books or because you have so many books I wish I had? Hard to say.
Be well.

You have a lovely and interesting library. I see you are reading a book by Mary Jacobus. I haven't read her but am interested in her new book, The Poetics of Psychoanalysis. Unfortunately it costs $120 on Amazon. Is she that good? Money does not grow on trees.

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