Triumph! Self can finally remove one piece from her humongous, ever-growing, overflowing Pile of Stuff: The New York Review of Books Mar. 6, 2014 issue.
She read it cover to cover, backwards and forwards. The only thing she skipped reading were the Letters to the Editor and the Classifieds.
And self was even able to compile a list of the books she is interested in reading (which she will probably get to six or seven years from now: since the start of the year, her reading rate has sunk to the truly abysmal. She’s still on the same Jhumpa Lahiri short story she began about 10 days ago)
Without further ado, here are the books self is adding to her reading list:
- Gabriele d’Annunzio: Poet, Seducer, and Preacher of War, by Lucy Hughes-Hallett (The review, by David Gilmour, makes passing mention of Alberto Moravia’s L’amore coniugale : Conjugal Love, which self now wants to read)
- Lina and Serge: The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev, by Simon Morrison (The review, by Orlando Figes, makes passing mention of two other books self is now interested in reading: The Gambler, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, and The Fiery Angel, by Valery Bryusov)
- The Missionary’s Curse and Other Tales from a Chinese Village, by Henrietta Harrison (The review, by Ian Johnson, makes passing mention of Jesus in Beijing, by former Time journalist David Aiken. BTW, what a fabulous title)
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.