Monday, November 10, 2008

picked up two books on a whim while cruising the Humanities Dept. at the library (they have an awesome fiction selection thanks to Sean P.):

The Adventures of Maqroll: four novellas by Alvaro Mutis (totally blew me away, so I checked out his site on Club Cultura ( and based on his "recommended titles" started reading "Remembrance of things Past")


Wellsprings, essays by Mario Vargas Llosa

which led me to finally read

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (read in White River Junction, VT while visiting the Center for Cartoon Studies)

also while there read

Goodbye, Columbus by Philip Roth (borrowed from the Schultz library)

while in San Francisco this past week read

American Pastoral by Philip Roth

Swann's Way by Marcel Proust (I'm counting each part separately in an attempt to read as many books if not more than Kevin)