I came, I saw, I connected to the internet.
Hopefully my prolonged absences from the blogosphere are now at an end, and I should be back in the swing of things from today onwards – though The Carbon Copy is currently visiting, so, in the words of the hideously written Charlotte Lucas from 2005 Pride and Prejudice “don’t you dare judge me” if I miss tomorrow… oo, it is nice to be back.
Today’s entry will be a bit of an update, and from now on I’ll be mingling library things with my usual bookish chat, and hopefully a few more entries on the 50 Books You Must Read But May Not Have Heard About. Out of interest, has anybody read one of these off the back of seeing them on the list, and what did you think? I’ll probably be asking similar questions when I get, say, halfway through the list – so keep your eyes out. But still, I’d like to know whether people have gone all investigative, and whether or not the books met with approval. The novel I have planned for no.15 has its opponents as well as advocators…
The exciting events of my first week (remember Jane Austen’s handwritten letter?) have dissipated somewhat – call me callous, but I can’t get quite as excited about journals called The Knee. I’m glad I have two, but have never felt the lack of monthly updates. Another was entitled simply Blood. Presumably the editor was Bram Stoker. In case it wasn’t obvious, I’m in the Radcliffe Science Library. And while I’m teasing it, the times when I’m not going through every book in the place checking for barcodes (my main Herculean task) it is fun. My colleagues are very nice, and I love dealing with enquiries and helping readers – the interaction is great, and the students haven’t even arrived yet.
Aside from that, I’m settling down well in Regent Street, though I still don’t have a bookcase… which is sad. Thus my books currently look like this (apologies for another blurry photo):