Monday, December 29, 2008

Pizza de Resistance

I went to the library today. Yay for me. I struck out on a few things from my must-read list, but in the end I think I did quite well by leaving with a stack of books which probably haven't been checked out for the last decade at least.
So, without further ado or grumbling about what I feel is disorganization on the part of the library (why keep classics in two places and not alphabetize them?), here's the list of yummy books. I'll update my Bookshelf listing and link to the appropriate books on Amazon. ;)

  1. The Selected Works Of Cicero (published 1948)
  2. Greek and Roman Classics In Translation (this is a big volume of just about everyone and everything under the category of "Classical Philosophers and Historians"; 1947 edition)
  3. Medieval Russia's Epics, Chronicles, and Tales (1963 edition)
  4. Caesar's Commentaries On the Gallic War
  5. Icelandic Poems and Stories (1943 edition)
  6. The Dark Is Rising
  7. Foreign Correspondence
  8. Hannibal's Crossing of the Alps (Livy, of course! The 1995 edition.)

So I'll be busy reading lots of nice dusty books. And enjoying them.

Note: Most of the editions of the books I found were published in the 1950s or thereabouts, so Amazon doesn't have the same editions. I'm linking to slightly more modern versions where possible.


teabird said...

... and we'll be chatting about at least one of those books!

Rachael said...

That is an awesome collection of books! I hope you'll post about how you like them, etc.