Monthly Archives: February 2011


very soon, I will be moving across the country. I started on packing my books today, the majority of which will be in storage for a few months on the other end. of course, I can’t be cut off from my *whole* stash for months, so I am allowing myself one small box of handpicked special, “must-have-keep-accessible” books for the limbo.

it is not full yet (YESSSS!), as I have yet to pillage my poetry shelf, my current reads shelf, and cookbooks. but here is what will be the bulk of the box—I thought they all looked so nice together, I had to take a (shoddy) photo:

top row: the house of the spirits by isabel allende, the torturer’s apprentice by john biguenet, jitterbug perfume by tom robbins, gabriel garcia marquez, collected stories of vladimir nabokov, the passion by jeanette winterson

second from the top row: interpreter of maladies by jhumpa lahiri, bird by bird by anne lamott, the world and other places by jeanette winterson, lust and other stories by susan minot, bad behavior by mary gaitskill, collected stories of carson mccullers

second from the bottom row: the complete stories of flannery o’connor, the little prince by antoine de saint-exupery, don’t cry by mary gaitskill, the bloody chamber by angela carter, famous fathers by pia z erhardt, reasons to live by amy hempel

bottom row: like life by lorrie moore, nine stories by j.d. salinger, cathedral by raymond carver, fifty famous fairy tales, even cowgirls get the blues by tom robbins, to kill a mockingbird by harper lee