My book of all books to keep from the flames? The Ghosts of Africa. German occupied Tanzania circa 1917. I read it again and again.
The fictional crush was Nancy Drew; she had a car, man.
The last book I bought was Faust, Part One. Goethe forgot to finish the thing, but did Part Two after visting Italy for almost twenty years. Tip of the hat to Schiller for pestering the man. I would buy the Van Ronk memoir if only I had the correct change.
The last book read…this is a tie between Ken Bruen and Elizabeth Crane, but All This Heavenly Glory sits atop a stack of notes while The Magdalen Martyrs is in the bookcase.
I’m currently reading Ken Bruen’s The Killing of the Tinkers.
Five books for the desert island: The War with Hannibal by Livy. Fear and Loathing just for the reality check. East of Eden for that sense of time and distance. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and finally, No Country for Young Men by Julia O’Faolain.
I passing the stick to: Kevin Holtsberry because he’s a reader’s reader. Phil Wade to learn more about Phil. Jenny Davidson for her blogging excellence and erudition.