Sunday, October 21, 2007


There's already a pile of unreads up past my knee - when standing. Why do I own these books? What was I thinking? Roughly when, exactly, did I think I was going to get the urge read Oroonoko? And why is it in such a huge volume? Has anyone ever actually read Oroonoko?
Still, at least I've never even cracked that one. Turns out I never did finish reading Frankenstein. The ending that I seem to remember must have some from one of the movies. Oh dear.
I think it would be best if I eventually had a child - just so that my children's book collection doesn't go to waste. Well, maybe my nephew can have them when I die. He should be sufficiently grown up by then not to ruin my books.
Another thought: doing first year twice was, possibly, quite a shitty idea. I have first year (and second year?) psychology books, first year English books (almost always crap, why is that?), first (and second and third) year politics books - miscellaneous politics books, too much John Ralston Saul, first year linguistics, and I'm pretty sure there are others but I can't think. Somewhere along the line I've misplaced my first year anthropology which is a great pity as I remember that being a great read. Ooooh The Prince! With so many unreads I must not give into the temptation to read it again.
I am getting slightly concerned with the attrition rate of George Orwell. I now have only Paris and London left. This makes me massively shitty. I love Orwell, I want my Orwell back! What the hell happened to my copy of Homage? You know I love the Spanish Civil War - that sounds bad but it is massively fascinating, do admit. Still, if I had it I'd only have to read it yet again.

Fuck I need more shelf space!


alexis said...

I've read Oroonoko (no relation to the similarly named womble). 1999, it was, so there's not much of it left in mine head.

nailpolishblues said...

This does rather beg the question why.

Mitzi G Burger said...

Was this the Ben Aphra book? Great name for an author, if not for a river. I really liked Orwell's Down and Out in P and L but I nver finished it nor read the collection it came from. I think the section I read was part of a 2nd year "flaneurs of the modern age" type coursr reader.