Tuesday, September 18, 2007

a pile of books

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Do you remember that list of 13 books I'd bought or ordered about a month ago? Well the remaining 6 of them finally arrived on the weekend. So here they all are! I'm really really running out of shelf space so let's not talk about how I managed to squeeze them in. There is literally no. space. left! I'm not joking!
I've only read one of them so far, but I do hope to read a couple more soon. Of course I'd actually like to read all of them right now! You know how it is.
There's one addition to the previous list, right there on the bottom. Kwaidan: Ghost Stories and Strange Tales of Old Japan. It's perfect for the R.I.P Challenge and I couldn't resist it when I was at the book store last week. I'm a hopeless case!


  1. Oh! I didn't even know the Murakami was out in paperback yet. Guess I have one more purchase before I call a halt to the buying madness. Nice stack!

  2. Ohh, I love pretty pics of peoples books!

  3. That is one sexy pile of books! Seriously, I wanna paw 'em. Can't wait to hear what you think of First Among Sequels and The Ocean in the Closet, especially!

  4. You always have the prettiest, most crispy and fresh-looking book piles. I can't wait to hear what you think of The Ocean in the Closet!

  5. We're all hopeless, Nat. I can't wait until I grow up and have a house that I might live in for awhile. Then I can start collecting books again. :P

    Wait. I take part of that back. I don't wanna grow up. I'm having too much fun. ;)

  6. Ooooh those books sure look good, Nat, I know you are going to enjoy them all. "Kwaidan" really does seem to be an excellent choice for the RIP challenge, I think no one does ghost stories like the Japanese. I haven't read that many, but I am basing my opinion on some of the Japanese movies that I have seen.

  7. Kookie,
    I hadn't either until I stumbled upon it at the bookstore a few weeks ago. This is the UK version though I'm not sure about the US one.

    Yes it's always fun to see pics of other people's books. :P

    I really want to read 'The Ocean in the Closet' soon. I'm not sure when I'll get to the Jasper Fforde though as I'm contemplating rereading the earlier books in the series since I've forgotten most of the details. Next year sometime I imagine.

    "most crispy and fresh-looking book piles"..LOL! Is that a good thing? I haven't read them yet but actually my books tend to still look new after I've read them too. Call me a careful reader, or anal, your pick! ;)

  8. Donna,
    I'd love to have a house and a little home library where I could let my books spread out and breathe. Oh well, someday. :)

    I haven't really watched any Japanese ghost stories or the horror movies they seem to do so well, not really being a fan of scary. But maybe one of these days. I'm reading Dracula now so anything's possible. :P

    If only I could read faster!! :)

  9. my pile is slowly sinking, its probably less than 10 now :D nice collection

  10. I think I meant crisp. LOL Yes, that's good. My books typically look as good when I finish as they did when I began - but I do own quite a few used books, so they're not as beautiful as yours.

  11. ideru,
    Is that only 10 unread books you have? I have far too many to count, but I can't help buying more!

    OK, gotcha. Used books are a little bit cheaper here but not a lot and they tend to be really beaten up (not always but often) so I'd usually rather pay a couple extra dollars than have a dirty, ripped copy. I'm so picky! :P

  12. yes that's 10 unread English books, I still have a dozen of Manga to read also :D

    I stopped buying for awhile, im still trying to finished them. I have not been to Junkudo(Osaka) bookstore for months .. or else my card will suffer ::lol::

  13. ideru,
    When we lived in England I went a bit book mad so I've still got loads of books I haven't read. I do try to restrain myself here since books are more expensive, but then the internet is always so tempting!
    I go to the Junkudo in Ikebukuro sometimes but my fave is Kinokuniya in Shinjuku. :)


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