day sixteen: more Hornby

January 16, 2017 @ 9:19 pm | Filed under:

Just a little FYI—I was poking around Amazon trying to figure out if there were any of Hornby’s “Stuff I’ve Been Reading” collections I’d missed, and I discovered there’s now (as of 2014, so I’m way behind the times here) one big collection that includes all four of the books I’ve read—The Polysyllabic Spree, Housekeeping vs. the Dirt (see this post), Shakespeare Wrote for Money, and More Baths Less Talking—as well as the 2012-2013 columns that came after those four. The Amazon reviews consist largely of grumping from people who ordered this master collection, Ten Years in the Tub, without realizing most of the content is recycled from the earlier collections. But I’m delighted, since this means I can stop hunting for my copy of Polysyllabic Spree, which Scott must have given me because it doesn’t show up in my shopping history.* And even better, I know I haven’t read all the 2013 columns. So: new Stuff Nick Hornby Has Been Reading! New to me, at least. Should hit my library branch this week.

In other news: I finished L’Engle’s Ilsa and have MANY THOUGHTS to share. Later. Soon.

*Ha! Per this post, Spree was a library book.

More Hornby enthusiasm in my archives:

How does he love me? Let me count the books.
Housekeeping vs. sludge.
I hope he likes pepperoni.
The trouble is, I fancy too much.

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  1. Alice Gunther says:

    All right, you’ve convinced me. I need to read this. I also need to spend ten years soaking in great books.

  2. Karen Edmisten says:

    Alice, you’re not the only one who’s behind on good reading. I think that is the lot of a reader, all readers. Always so much to catch up on!

    Lissa, isn’t it marvelous to have a digital filing cabinet? I can’t count the number of times we’ve said, “We need to check the blog to find out when that happened.”

  3. Melanie Bettinelli says:

    Oooh. All the Hornby in one volume! Going on the wish list now….

    I’m eager to hear your Ilsa thoughts.