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February 2015 Diary

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absintheforest
Feb. 1st, 2015 04:23 pm (UTC)
What is your book about? It sounds interesting.
crookedfingers
Feb. 1st, 2015 04:43 pm (UTC)
book
I bought the book "Ecstasy of Influence" by Lethem this morning-have not gotten into it yet-will quote back over "the incomparable Jonathan Lethem has compiled a career-spanning collection of occasional pieces-essays, memoir, liner notes, fiction, and criticism-which also doubles as a novelist's manifesto, self-portrait, and confession. The result is an insightful, charming, and entertaining compendium that covers everything from great novels to old films to graffiti to cyberculture". This book was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, A New York Times Notable Book. I have in my library a novel by Lethem titled "The Fortress of Solitude".

I buy a lot of books because I love books. I am a book collector/a lover of books.

review "The Ecstasy of Influence"
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/books/jonathan-lethems-ecstasy-of-influence-review.html?_r=0

Edited at 2015-02-01 04:52 pm (UTC)
absintheforest
Feb. 1st, 2015 05:05 pm (UTC)
Re: book
“Most of my heroes,” he declares, “are partly or entirely out of print.”

I like that. And I love buying books from antique or resale stores.
crookedfingers
Feb. 1st, 2015 05:11 pm (UTC)
Re: book
I buy most of my books from thrift stores-when we go to used book sales I know I will always find something because most people do not read the books I like to read or have in our library.

https://hilbertthm90.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/some-thoughts-on-lethems-the-ecstasy-of-influence/
absintheforest
Feb. 1st, 2015 05:38 pm (UTC)
Re: book
I noticed there are not as many used book stores out there as there used to be. I have started to feel reluctant to sell mine to HPB, because I am afraid they will be thrown away or recycled, for not having monetary value. It can be good sometimes having tastes different from others'.
crookedfingers
Feb. 1st, 2015 05:53 pm (UTC)
Re: book
I agree with you in that I believe many books are being destroyed because books are now on tablets-libraries are going digital-I feel like every time I buy a solid used book I am saving it from being destroyed-we live in dark times speaking as a lover of books. Sometimes I wish I would win the lottery so I could build a place for my books/diaries/personal papers to be stored for history-but sad to know some days books will be rare-peace
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