My Last Chance to Reduce My Library

images.jpgActually, it’s hopeless. Even with a full-page magnifier, I struggle with the finer print of paper and ink books and get nostalgic for the effortless ease of the expanded print available with digital editions. I will have plenty of book shelf space in my new digs but I hope all these books don’t end up being dust catchers.

You may notice that I have stopped identifying eBooks with an asterisk. First, it is silly and wasteful when I tend to select digital editions more than”real” books (if anything I should identify those “real” books as such). Furthermore, I foresee reading digital editions almost exclusively in the future, even if I have the “real” book on the shelf. 

All books are real, whether they are digital editions, paper and ink editions, or even spoken word editions (maybe).

Here are the selections for July 2016 (Green are newish)

  1. Drusilla — F. E. Campbell
  2. Slouching Towards Bethlehem — Joan Didion
  3. Pilgrim At Tinker Creek — Annie Dillard
  4. Bucking the Sun — Ivan Doig
  5. The Big Money — John Dos Passos
  6. The Big Sky — A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
  7. The Old Capital —Yasunari Kawabata
  8. The Man Who Spoke Snakish — Andrus Kivirähk
  9. Author! Author! — David Lodge
  10. Villa Triste — Patrick Modiano
  11. Vaseline Buddha — Jung Young Moon
  12. Wonderland — Joyce Carol Oates
  13. The Thanatos Syndrome — Walker Percy
  14. Wolf Solent — John Cowper Powys
  15. The Waters of Kronos — Conrad Richter
  16. The Counterlife — Philip Roth
  17. Wind, Sand and Stars — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  18. It Came From Below the Belt — Bradley Sands
  19. Dendara — Yuya Sato
  20. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis — Max Shulman
  21. A Man of His Time — Alan Sillitoe
  22. The Mahé Circle — Georges Simenon
  23. An Afghanistan Picture Show; or, How I Saved the World — William T. Vollmann
  24. The Republic of Wine: A Novel — Mo Yan
  25. Violence: Six Sideways Reflections — Slavoj Zizek

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