Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesday Thingers


This week's question: -LibraryThing's Recently Added feature: do you look at it? Do you use it for ideas? Is there something listed there now that looks interesting to you? What have you added to your LT library recently?


My answer: I look at Recently Added every now and then; sometimes the updates scroll by so quickly it's hard to concentrate on it for long! Allegories of Reading: Figural Language in Rousseau, Nietzsche, Rilke, and Proust is up on my home page as recently-added right now, and it looks like an intriguing if academic work. Lately I've added a few things, though nothing today. I added the second collection of the Pocket Canon series, a set of slipcased miniature books. Each book covers a section of the King James Bible and includes commentary by writers and thinkers like Meir Shalev, A.S. Byatt and the Dalai Lama. I'm hoping its bite-sized presentation of a work which has long intimidated me will help make the Bible more approachable for me. And you?