Firstly, I am told that Better World Books are celebrating International Literacy Day by having 20% off three-or-more books. Time differences confuse me, but I think, if you spot this soon after I post it, some of that day is left in America.
Secondly, a meme. I love this meme, which I’ve been stealing from other sources for the past couple of years – this year Jane reminded me of it here. Basically, answer a set of questions from the titles of books you’ve read so far in 2011. I should probably wait until December to do it, but can never resist once I’ve spotted that the blogosphere has started on it. Oh, and I’ve anglicised it here and there.
Do join in – on your own blogs, or in the comments.
One time on holiday: The Caravaners (Elizabeth von Arnim)
Weekends at my house are: The Element of Lavishness (William Maxwell & Sylvia Townsend Warner)
My neighbour is: Not To Disturb (Muriel Spark)
My boss is: At Large and at Small (Anne Fadiman)
My superhero secret identity is: A Kind Man (Susan Hill)
You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry because: Bonjour Tristesse (Francoise Sagan)
I’d win a gold medal in: Exercises in Style (Raymond Queneau)
I’d pay good money for: A House in the Country (Jocelyn Playfair)
If I were Prime Minister I would: Live Alone and Like It (Marjorie Hillis)
When I don’t have good books, I: am The Perfect Pest (Adrian Porter)
Loud talkers at the cinema should be: People Who Say Goodbye (P.Y. Betts)