Bookshelf Travelling – November, 15th


This week’s Bookshelf Travelling (originally hosted by Judith at Reader in the Wilderness) features the shelf above last week’s. Click on the photo to see it enlarged. I must admit that most of the books on this shelf aren’t mine, but I have read a few of the Primo Levi books and intend to read the rest of them. Another book that I have been meaning to read for years is Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown. It’s on my Classics Club list. This copy is a 1975 paperback and I remember that Jack bought it new, not long before we got married. Those 1970s paperbacks were so tightly bound that they’re a real pain to read, especialy if like me you don’t like to crack the spine of a book, that’s why it has taken me so long to get around to it.

Surprisingly and for some unknown reason I have my copy of The Diary of a Provincial Lady by E.M. Delafield on this shelf, it’s a really pretty Virago hardback, I loved this one when I read it some years ago.

I have no idea why the two Daphne du Maurier books are here instead of being with the other du Mauriers. Not After Midnight is a collection of five short stories and The Scapegoat was published in 1957 and this one is a first edition, sadly it doesn’t have its dustjacket.

Are you Bookshelf Travelling this week? I’ve dropped the ‘in Insane Times’ part as I’m trying to be optimistic and hoping that things won’t be quite as crazy as they have been this year – in the not too distant future.

Other travellers this week are:

A Son of the Rock

Bitter Tea and Mystery

Staircase Wit

5 thoughts on “Bookshelf Travelling – November, 15th

  1. Times still feel pretty insane to me, with the new surges in the US (and elsewhere). But I agree, optimism is best and I have vacillated as to what title I used for these posts.

    I don’t think I have read any of these other than The Diary of a Provincial Lady, but I do want to read more Graham Greene for sure.

    I plan to have a Bookshelf Traveling post up tomorrow, you can hold it until the next post you do, if you like. You will see that I have actually gone to a bookstore for the first time since Covid-19 began and it was very nice, a good experience. And I have finally gotten a copy of Rebecca and will look for more books by du Maurier after I have read that.

    • tracybham,
      I know what you mean but with the prospect of Trump eventually getting out of the WH that seems like a big plus to me. Maybe this time next year things will feel a bit more like normal life, if all goes well with the vaccines.

      I thought that Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee was on the US school curriculum, at some point in the past anyway.

      I’ll be very interested to see what you think of Rebecca. I’ll add your post for this week probably. Can’t wait to see if you bought any other books at the bookstore.

  2. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee may have been on the curriculum in the US, but I don’t think there is much consistency from state to state on how those things are handled. And from year to year. I was just out of college when it was first published. I should read it now though.

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