Thursday, May 06, 2010

If Only Books Grew on Trees

If only books grew on trees ... or perhaps they do. This picture was taken in the Swiss village of Romanmôtier by Victor Engmark, and appeared in The New Yorker.

It's a good point, I think, to ask you what you have been reading recently and what you think of it?

[Found vie Bookbench on Twitter]

10 comments:

Aravin said...

well, i am reading handle with care by jodi picoult...so far it has turned out to be awesome...and about the books growing on trees... it would be my haven if that happened..u know, with the prices of books today sky-rocketting..

Syigim said...

if books grew on trees....imagine the catastrophe when it rains! ;)

i'm reading '30 strange stories from h.g. wells'. always preferred a collection of short stories..

YTSL said...

Actually, what scares me sometimes is the thought of how many trees died to make paper and books for the likes of me... ;S

Fadz said...

I'm researching Science Fiction, so I'm juggling these three books,
1. "The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty Fourth Annual Collection" (Gardner Dozois; St. Martin's Press)

2. "The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty Fifth Annual Collection" (Gardner Dozois; St. Martin's Press)

3. "Nebula Awards Showcase 2010" (Bill Fawcett; Roc)

Since they're anthologies, I pick up the nearest book I can get and read a story. Come to think of it, I really need a Billy Bookcase.

gnute said...

Collected stories of Lydia Davis - she's got the precision of a brain surgeon!

C said...

I'm reading The Faith Club (A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew-Three Women Search for Understanding). Its the choice for my online book club on my blog. Come join us!

Damyanti said...

I've borrowed books from Singapore library, which I have to finish by June.....I have almost finished Night in Tunisia by Neil Jordan, a collection of short stories, and started on The Book of Fame by Llyod Jones.

Darlyn said...

i hope i can have one growing in my yard!

bibliobibuli said...

love this! thanks for your interesting responses. sorry for not having blogged for a day or two - first i was away in Singapore and now things are really on top of me. but normal service will be resumed as soon as possible as they say.

meanwhile - am just finishing "The Lizard King" by Bryan Christie, (about wildlife smuggling and with a chapter on Malaysia which is a major hub); "I Cheeta" which is the autobiography of the chimp who appeared in the Tarzan movies - very clever and funny; just finished "The Believers" by Zoe Heller which i thoroughly enjoyed; and Imran Ahmad's story of growing up a muslim boy in Britain "Unimagined" which I enjoyed because there were a lot of experiences I could identify with and because I enjoyed reading about his search for religious faith particularly

funnyaccent said...

I'm half way of Behind the Moon, by Hsu Ming Teo, a Malaysian born author who is residing in Sydney, Australia. She is a lecturer in the Department of Modern History, Macquarie University. Hsu Ming Teo is a gifted writer. Unputdownable.