There’s a big library on campus currently under noisy refurbishment, but this is not a list of that York Library. That would be a really long list, and I don’t think you would learn much from it. On the other hand, the books that I decided to carry across the ocean with me were chosen based on weight, relevance to the program, and proximity to my heart.

[and then suddenly…]


October 18, 2011

in Autobiographical,Books,dictionaries,latin,libraries,literature,University of York,Words & Origins

I wasn’t reading a lot.. and now I am. It’s bringing up a lot of un-read book guilt and this is what it looks like. I am nearly done with Perelandra by C.S. Lewis after reading a whole lot of it on the plane back from California this evening and so I know decision-making time is nigh.

These are my upcoming book options (alphabetical by author):

How the Irish Saved Civilization – Thomas Cahill
Book 5 of the 39 Clues – Patrick Carman
Foyle’s Philavery – Christopher Foyle
The Ode Less Travelled – Stephen Fry
The Human Voice – Anna Karpf
That Hideous Strength- C.S. Lewis (3rd book in the Space Trilogy of which Perelandra is the 2nd)
Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis
Carpe Diem – Harry Mount
Empires of the Word – Nicholas Ostler
The Language Instinct – Stephen Pinker
The Sparrow – Mary Doria Russell
Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi
The Linguistics of Lying – Harald Weinrich

I don’t actually have access to three of these books right now, but I have so many I should have already read, this should not be an issue. I think I’m on a fiction kick and so many of these are not that… the poor non-fiction books are gathering dust.



April 26, 2010

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