NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)
Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
What I Bought Today
Peter took me to my favorite Barnes & Noble so I could spend a couple of hours browsing aimlessly. I always find things at this particular store that I never see anywhere else. To make up for my cranky mood due to our return to below freezing temps (Spring, where are you??), here is what I picked up today:
From the back cover: "Barabbas is the acquitted; the man whose life was exchanged for that of Jesus of Nazareth, crucified upon the hill of Golgotha. Barabbas is a man condemned to have no god. "Christos Iesus" is carved on the disk suspended from his neck, but he cannot affirm his faith. He cannot pray. He can only say 'I want to believe.' " I've seen this one previously and couldn't pass it up this time for fear I would forget about it. Again.
"Nausea is the story of Antoine Roquentin, a French writer who is horrified at his own existence. In impressionistic, diary form he ruthlessly catalogues his every feeling and sensation. His thoughts culminate in a pervasive, overpowering feeling of nausea which 'spreads at the bottom of the viscous puddle, at the bottom of our time--the time of purple suspenders and broken chair seats; it is made of wide, soft instants, spreading at the edge, like an oil stain.' " (From the back cover) This novel keeps getting mentioned in some of my other reading. I had to bring it home when I finally ran across a copy.
I finally caved. What can I say? Call me a lemming. :-)
I have no idea when I will get to any of these, but I feel much better just having them in my possession where I can horde them with the rest of my literary treasures.
Happy Reading, Everyone!