Sunday, June 22, 2014

Current Book Stack

So this is my current book stack. Most of the things here I bought on my trip to Denton.  As you can see it's a rather large stack. So I'll be busy this summer...

X 1999 vol 3 & 4 by  CLAMP.  - These two are the final ones I needed to have all of the X 1999 that CLAMP made. I plan on reading one of these a day to finish all the issues together.

Crimson Spell vol 1  by Ayano Yamane - I already read this one and it's rather nice. Art work is nice and a good plot.

Sleeping Moon vol 1 by Kano Miyamoto - Another one I already read. This had an interesting and unique plot. I highly recommend it! 

Kafka by Richie Robertson - I've been wanting to learn more about Kafka so this smaller volume seems like a good idea.

City at the End of Time by Greg Bear - I thought this book sounded really interesting. I don't read as much sci-fi as I used to so hopefully this is good.

Memories of a Victorian Cabinet Maker by James Hopkinson - The super fancy font caught my attention of this one. I do know a lot about the more upper society during the Victorian era so I should learn something new by reading this one.

...A quick note the many Proust books to follow. I read In Search of Lost Time during two summers, in college. When I finished the novel I actually wanted to reread the story, but at the same time I knew it would take awhile. So I bought a book about Proust, and now it's a tradition.

Proust the Later Years by  George D. Painter - A book about the later year of Proust. I'm lining my bedroom with cork now!

Marcel Proust by Georges Cattaui - Proust need friends, I guess...that's what it sounds like. (I can't find a link to this one)

The Oak in the Acron: On Remembrance of Things Past and on Teaching Proust, Who Will Never Learn by Howard Nemerov - I thought this one was interesting. It's twelve lectures about Marcel Proust and his life and books.

Proust and the Art of Love: The Aesthetics of sexuality in the Life, Times & Art of Marcel Proust by J.E. Rivers - This seems to deal with sex and sexuality in the times of Proust. 

The Proustian Community by Seth L. Wolitz - Proust and the people around him. (This one has that awesome old book smell!)

Proust and his World by William Sansom - This one seems to be about Proust and the world around him, the opera and such. It has many photos so should be a fund read. 

I am the Cat by Soseki Natsume - A near 500 page volume of a story told by the view point of a cat. I liked Natsume's other work so this, hopefully, is just as good. I admit this was much large than I thought it would be. 

The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata - Kawabata is my favorite Japanese's writers. So I'm excited to read this one among the Proust ones. 

Second Sight... by Cheryl B. Klein - At the DFW Writer's Conference in May one of the panels referenced this book. 

Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard - I watched the movie several times, so I figured the book must be better. 


Ah so there's my large stack of books for the summer...I'm still not sure where I'm going to start, but it'll probably be about Proust