On My Nightstand
Wow! I haven’t updated this thing in two years! Well, here’s what’s on the nightstand.
This update is July 23, 2012; the previous one was July 31, 2010.
Here’s what’s currently on my nightstand:
My Kindle, about 73% of the way through Clive James’ Cultural Amnesia
Collected Works – Flannery O’Connor
Gilead – Marilynne Robinson
Julius Caesar – Shakespeare
The Lovely Horrible Stuff – Eddie Campbell
Milk & Cheese: Dairy Products Gone Bad – Evan Dorkin
The Early History of Rome – Titus Livy
The Rings of Saturn – W.G. Sebald
In Defense of the Republic – Marcus Tullius Cicero
Collected Poems – Philip Larkin
The Leopard – Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
I imagine The Leopard will be a permanent fixture, as I plan on returning to that one many times in the years ahead.
For giggles, here’s what was on my nightstand two years ago, when I last updated this page:
Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up – Bob Colacello
My Kindle, open to the Lee Server’s bio of Robert Mitchum, Baby, I Dont Care
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Joan Aiken (it was something I read as a kid, so I ordered one to see if it’s worth foisting off on my nieces)
Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 4 – Bryan Lee O’Malley
The Playwright – Daren White and Eddie Campbell
Fly Fishing with Darth Vader – Matt Labash
Schulz and Peanuts – David Michaelis
Oh, and there’s still a talking 40-Year-Old Virgin figure/doll, a gift from a pal who can’t keep it at home (kids) or work (harassment guidelines)
So what books are on your nightstand?