I am the Duke of Bookingham.
I am a writer, reader and self-confessed book snob.
Here is where I discuss my fiction addiction.
Welcome, peasants.

THIS THIS THIS OH MY GOD.

BOOKWORM WISHLIST

What’s on it right now, in no particular order:

  • Sea of Poppies, Amitav Ghosh
  • The Bookman’s Tale, Charlie Lovett
  • Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief, Bill Mason
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman
  • American Gods, Neil Gaiman
  • In the Woods, Tana French
  • Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
  • The Magus, John Fowles
  • The Orchardist, Amanda Coplin
  • The Scapegoat, Daphne du Maurier
  • I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains, Chuck Klosterman
  • Writing in Restaurants: Essays and Prose, David Mamet
  • Peter and Max, Bill Willingham
  • The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Wildwood, Colin Meloy
  • Foucault’s Pendulum, Umberto Eco
  • Dead Poets Society, N. H. Kleinbaum
  • In the Morning I’ll Be Gone, Adrian McKinty
  • The Virgins, Pamela Erens
  • The Black Prince, Iris Murdoch
  • A Theatre of Envy: William Shakespeare, Rene Girard
  • The Transitive Vampire, Karen Elizabeth Gordon
  • The Copyeditor’s Handbook, Amy Einsohn
  • The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way, Bill Bryson
  • Brick Shakespeare: The Comedies, John McCann
  • Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Venice Noir, ed. Maxim Jakubowski
  • Chicago Noir, ed. Neal Pollack
  • Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology, Cory O’Brien
  • The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Popular Culture, Robert Shaughnessy
  • Jackaby, William Ritter
  • The Night Climbers, Ivo Stourton
YESTERDAY WHEN SOMEONE REFERRED TO ME AS A ‘WALKING THESAURUS’

I was like:

WHENEVER I HAVE A DAY OFF WORK

It’s just like:

WHEN ANYONE ASKS ME FOR ADVICE ABOUT ANYTHING

I’m just like:

The New York book haul. #red #blue #books
Crossed off my wishlist:
The Keep, Jennifer EganThe Seduction of Water, Carol GoodmanMoon Tiger, Penelope LivelyThe Rehearsal, Eleanor CattonSpecial Topics in Calamity Physics, Marisha Pessl
Five down, 32 to go.
(Thanks strandbooks!)

The New York book haul. #red #blue #books

Crossed off my wishlist:

The Keep, Jennifer Egan
The Seduction of Water, Carol Goodman
Moon Tiger, Penelope Lively
The Rehearsal, Eleanor Catton
Special Topics in Calamity Physics, Marisha Pessl

Five down, 32 to go.

(Thanks strandbooks!)

WHEN WE SPLURGE AND BUY THE GOOD COFFEE

I’m like:

bibliophilicwitch:

chris-reads-books:

So. After seeing books-cupcakes ‘TBR’ photo challenge, I thought it’d be funny to stack my TBR pile to see how high it would reach. This took up my whole morning. I should have been reading. Instead, I was silly enough to persist. Yes, this thing fell over multiple times. Do not ask me how many times. It fell over enough times. That’s how many. 

i love this

My ceiling is not high enough for me to do this.

themouseabides:

Knowledge is knowing that Frankenstein is not the monster.

Wisdom is knowing that Frankenstein is the monster.

And reading gives you both.

Jokes about Dorian Gray never get old.

I think Oscar Wilde would approve of this on a number of levels.