Sunday, 30 September 2007

The list

I didn't manage to read much over the mid-semester break (although I did write a week's worth of lectures, so I achieved something.) My stack of books is growing at the same pace as the weeds in the back garden.

This is the crop at the moment:
  • Barbara Kingsolver, Prodigal summer
  • Barbara Kingsolver, The poisonwood bible
  • Martin Cruz Smith, Stalin's ghost
  • Leonardo Padura, Havana red
  • Natalie Angier, The canon: a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science
  • Christopher Kremmer, The carpet wars
  • Jean Fornasiero, Peter Monteath and John West-Sooby, Encountering Terra Australia: the Australian Voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders (recommended by Sophie)

The following are on their way to join the crop:
  • Sean B. Carroll, Endless forms most beautiful
  • Mark Cocker, Crow country
  • Roger Deakin, Wildwood

And these are about to move from 'to buy' list to the crop:
  • Ian Rankin, Exit music
  • Val McDermid, Beneath the bleeding
  • Lee Child, Killing floor
  • William Hague, William Wilberforce

That should keep me quiet for the next few weeks ...

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