Book Monster

Conquering literature one book at a time
(to say nothing of the movies)

I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false, is guilty of falsehood; and the accidental truth of the assertion, does not justify or excuse him.

—Abraham Lincoln, Letter to Allen N. Ford, August 11, 1846

424. Death and the Dervish by Meša Selimović
425. Nightingale Wood by Stella Gibbons
426. The Card by Arnold Bennett
427. A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
428. The Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea
429. The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
430. The Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
431. The Civil War, Vol. 1 by Shelby Foote
432. Zealot by Reza Aslan

Italo Calvino interviewed on ‘Bookmark’ in 1985

Think of two people, living together day after day, year after year, in this small space, standing elbow to elbow cooking at the same small stove, squeezing past each other on the narrow stairs, shaving in front of the same small bathroom mirror, constantly jogging, jostling, bumping against each other’s bodies by mistake or on purpose, sensually, aggressively, awkwardly, impatiently, in rage or in love – think what deep though invisible tracks they must leave, everywhere, behind them!

Christopher IsherwoodA Single Man

Quotidian Codex

A brief notice to all my followers that I’m inaugurating a second Tumblr where I will, more simply stated, be posting a single book every day. Follow or forgo at your pleasure :)

416. Nexus by Henry Miller
417. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
418. Home by Marilynne Robinson
419. The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
420. Futility by William Gerhardie
421. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
422. The Girl Who Kicked a Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
423. A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood 

The man who is forever disturbed about the condition of humanity either has no problems of his own or has refused to face them.

Henry MillerSexus