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Monday, June 20, 2005

Baby's Books

As he finishes reading "We the Living" by Ayn Rand, Joseph is looking for new book suggestions. I offered a short story collection by F. Scott Fitzgerald, but I think he's looking for something British. He loved "Jane Eyre," "Villette," and "Wuthering Heights," but he didn't like "Pride & Prejudice" as much. I'll have to think of possisiblities.

A brief note: Joseph is going to use his library card for the first time this week. While he still maintains that libraries are unsanitary, he's willing to give the public system a try.

10 Comments:

At 2:15 PM, Anonymous sarah said...

Libraries ARE dirty-

just tell him to wear rubber gloves while reading.

-midwestern librarian

 
At 4:15 PM, Anonymous Jess said...

Perhaps 'Baby' would enjoy some of Charles Baudelaire's poetry, considered quite raunchy for its time, and then he could indulge in Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence or Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. If you're stuck on the European influence, try Mansfield Park or Bram Stoker's Dracula.

 
At 9:59 PM, Blogger Joey said...

Duly noted on the rubber gloves. We need to start privatizing libraries to make them clean again.

As for books, Mansfield Park is a delight--such moral rectitude shown by Fannie Price--but Dracula is perhaps a bit much for the summer.

 
At 1:43 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

Joey, you republican bitch. You can't privatize the library! I'm incenced.

 
At 3:10 PM, Anonymous Amy said...

Now that the FBI is shaking down libraries to see what we're checking out, we may as well privatize the damned things.

Joey, for some light summer reading for Baby, may I suggest "The Dress Lodger"? It's certainly not a classic, but it's all about British prostitutes in the early 1800s trying to avoid both cholera and medical students who want to cut them up for the sake of science. It ain't Jane Austen, but it's entertaining.

 
At 10:35 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

On trouve un grand nombre de livres a la bibliotheque. Les livres sont troujours gratuit.

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger Joey said...

Comment est-ce que tu parle francais si bien?

 
At 3:20 PM, Anonymous a native Utahn said...

Yo no hablo Francais. This blog is getting too sophisticated for my honky ass. All I know iz, y'all best stay 'way from them damn books. Too much book larnin' 'll sprain yr noggin.

 
At 5:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have Baby check out The Eye in the Door by Pat Barker.

 
At 11:25 PM, Blogger Joey said...

What is "The Eye in the Door" about? Baby read "Union Street" by the same author and really liked it. He used British slang for a whole week following.

 

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