Sunday, September 04, 2005

Books

I've been tagged, from the film of the same name, to answer these questions. Here goes:
1. Number of books I have owned: I really don't know. In the room where I sit now, I estimate there are about 500 books. In the rest of the house posibly another 2000 or so. In my office, maybe another 1000. Joint ownership with 'er indoors, of course.
2. Last book I bought - Andrew Sinclair, The Breaking of Bumbo. I was keen on Sinclair as a youth, and have rediscovered him recently. I recommend Gog particularly. He has recently written a book dealing with all that da Vinci code (and why wasn't it Leonardo code?) material, aiming at a readership with more than half a brain cell. It's called Rosslyn
3. Last book I completed - I really don't know. I've got several on the go at the moment: A.S. Byatt's Babel Tower, Andrew Crumey's Mobius Dick and Monica Ali's Brick Lane.
4. Five books that mean a lot to me - what, only five? Blimey, that's tough. This would be my choice today - probably a different five tomorrow:
Laurence Sterne, Tristram Shandy
Anthony Burgess, Any Old Iron
George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London
A.S. Byatt, Possession
Peter Ackroyd, Chatterton
5. Five bloggers to tag - I don't know if I should presume, but if they want, I wouldn't mind knowing about the following bloggers' tastes:
Morning Loves It
The Gray Monk
Guido Fawkes
Francessa of Francessa's Thinking
Englishman in New York

6 comments:

Morning-Loves-It said...

What fun to be tagged ;-)

What a wonderful diversion for me instead of writing an essay on social segregation in cities.

Thanks Rob.

Rob Spence said...

We aim to please - and no books about sociology, now...

Lobster Blogster said...

Just, well done. You did a lot better than me and now I've upset the whole blogging world :o)

kat said...

Nah you haven't upset the whole blogging world, Lobster. We undertand that it is difficult for a sea creature to read books underwater. :-)

francessa said...

Hi, very interesting choices, indeed.
Thanks for tagging me, I feel honoured. It will take a few days to compose my list, as I'm among the working crowd again.

Rob Spence said...

Hi Francessa - looking forward to your answers.