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My Library


I’ve just read another article on books and how we judge others’ bookshelves (over at Rands in Repose), so, while I’m thinking of it, I’ll finally introduce you to my bookshelf (virtually, for most of you, but if you want to come by and have a look, be my guest).

I took a look at my shelf to see what you might see, and here’s what’s there:

Enjoy your judgments! Happy Wednesday!

Books to Buy

The winner of the Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year has come out and I can’t wait to lay down $1,139 for it. Yes, it’s “The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-Milligram Containers of Fromage Frais”.

I’m hoping the outlook is good, because I do love fromage frais.

Other titles I will be tracking down:

  • “Waterproofing Your Child”
  • “The Large Sieve and Its Applications”
  • “Strip and Knit With Style”
  • “Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Nude Mice”
  • “How to Avoid Huge Ships”

If you want to experience the full force of the Bookseller/Diagram Prize, you can get the lists, photos included, in this lovely volume. Which I already own. Naturally.