I have always wanted two things in my house one day when I decide to settle down –
(a) A room in my house dedicated to books, a library with bookshelves covering the walls. A place where I can get lost in; and
(b) A theatre room, one painted with red walls (Please note this isn’t the Red Room of Pain, lol) and movie star portraits on the walls. One where I can stash all my DVDs. Another room where I can get lost in.
I have a bookcase in my room at the moment; however, it is filled with quite a number of books. Coffee table books, music books, romances, thrillers, etc. I see that as the beginning of my library. I also have a bookcase in the lounge filled with all my DVDs. Last time I checked, I had 180 and counting.
This past weekend, I went shopping – Book shopping. It is something that I haven’t really done in a while. Just browsing around books, picking them up, seeing what they are all about. I admit I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially since I was book shopping at a sale. *Insert big grin here*
I came across a box set of books that were marked R 1495. They were then marked R 495 and I got it for R 275. It contains 20 books. Each book is written by a different author, and you will recognise some authors, namely, Freud, Casanova, Hardy, etc. Another awesoeme thing is that each book cover is different. How cool is that?
The books in the set are:
A Mere interlude – Thomas Hardy
A Russian affair – Anton Checkov
Bodily secrets – William Trevor
Bonjour Tristesse – Francoise Sagan
Cures for love – Stendhal
Deviant love – Sigmund Freud
Doomed love – Virgil
Eros unbound – Anais Nin
First love – Ivan Turgenev
Forbidden fruit – Peter Abelard
Giovanni’s room – James Baldwin
Magnetism – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Mary – Vladimir Nabokov
Of mistresses, tigresses and other conquests – Giacomo Casanova
Something childish by very natural – Katherine Mansfield
The eaten heart – Giovanni Boccaccio
The Kreutzer Sonata – Leo Tolstov
The Seducer’s diary – Søren Kierkegaard
The virgin and the gipsy – DH Lawrence
The women who got away – John Updike
So this weekend, between working (cause it is deadline time at the mag), I have to sort out my bookshelves. It is time, I have decided to sell my PC and maybe get myself another bookcase? Who knows? So many possibilities are in store.
Oh and I have been thinking firmly about doing my masters. I’m still deciding on that. But it is something I need to do if I want to get into lecturing one day.
Anyways, I’m off… Hope you have a brilliant Thursday.