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Pope in his grotto
It's clever, but is it art?
(This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time.)
1st-Jan-2009 01:16 pm - Oh look, another post about fiction.
Pope in his grotto
And welcome to 2009! *confetti*

While waiting around last night for the changing of the year, I decided to try out Borges, beginning with "The Immortal," which agguss recommended to me ages ago. I can see that Borges will very probably be going down on my favorite authors list.Collapse )

I'm also a bit over 600 pages into War and Peace now, and rather amused that spoilersCollapse )

And those appear to be my beginning-of-the-year thoughts. New year, same pointless ramblings!
28th-Dec-2008 11:09 am - books and... er, books
Devil: the dark side has books
Well! Book-buying went fairly well.Collapse )

I was a little surprised by how many books they didn't have, though. Nothing by Tom Stoppard except the plays I've already got, for instance. Copenhagen was also nowhere to be found. And each store I visited had at most two books on Napoleon, which really surprised me since, if I recall, Napoleon is the second most extensively biographized man in the world -- the first being Jesus. No biographies of Wellington at all, though I did find (and buy) a book about Napoleon and Wellington, which is at least something.

(I also didn't find anything by C.S. Lewis, but it now occurs to me that that's probably because I was looking for him in Fiction and Literature rather than Children's...)

I also finally signed up for next semester's classes.Collapse )

Every time I realize how excited I am about taking literature classes, I start wondering if I'm an idiot for going after a Physics degree instead of something in the arts. There are so many wonderful things I could major in. How the hell do people choose just one thing to do with a lifetime?
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