Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen

Books in waiting

hernewshoes posted a list of books she wants this morning, and I thought it was interesting to read, but I couldn't do a list like that myself because my birthday is coming in less than a month, and I couldn't see any way not to make it sound like, "And this is what you should buy me! Everyone buy me things! All for meeeee!" what with the fuss I make over birthdays. (My birthday fuss is aimed at time with people and/or communication with people. Don't get me wrong, I like presents. But that's not the point of it.) (hernewshoes doesn't make birthday fuss, so she doesn't have to worry about being misread.)

But! Then loupnoir asked about three fiction and three nonfiction books you have waiting for you, and that I can do with no fear of feeling grabby.

The nonfiction makes me sad, because I haven't been able to read nonfiction very well since the vertigo got bad. I'm hoping that'll ease up any day now, but in the meantime, I'm tearing through the fiction on my library list and ignoring the nonfiction completely. Three of the pieces of nonfiction that have been languishing on my book pile are The Wars of Louis XIV 1667-1714, A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland, and The Regional Roots of Developmental Politics in India: A Divided Leviathan. Sigh.

On the fiction piles, we have elisem's anthology Glass Bead Games, which has stories by truepenny and matociquala and other things by kalmn and casacorona and others. And there's Pat Barker's Double Vision from the library, and there's Patrick Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind for when I need something lengthy and portable, because I have it in paperback, nearly as deep as it is broad. And there are lots of others, owned and library, some whims and some recommendations and so on.

How about you? What books are waiting for you?
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