Monday, February 7, 2011

Books within reach

We're a bookish lot, here.  Just for grins, here's a short list of the ones that are in the top layer or so, scattered around the living room:

Wolf Hall (by Hilary Mantel, 2009, historical novel; a Christmas present from my equally bookish sister)
Songs for Service (shaped note edition, undated, but the individual hymns have copyright dates, the latest of which seems to be 1915; a flea market find, pounced on by a pair of musicians)
Chemistry of Powder and Explosives (1943, on loan to the spouse from a friend)
Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat (by Ernest Bramah, 1927/1928, a well-worn paperback copy, on loan to me from a friend)
Good Omens (by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett, an only-slightly-mangy paperback; we have not yet managed to drop it in the bath)
Putting Food By (5th edition; another Christmas present that hasn't quite found a home on the shelf yet)

What volumes are littering your tables?

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