Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Project 24...

Project 24 - #9

Just when it was getting to the end of April, and I was congratulating myself by being on track with my book count, I made the foolish mistake of wandering into the £2 bookshop in Oxford... and being confronted with this:


Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, may I make my defence?

- it's Sylvia Townsend Warner, an author I love (and who has made an appearance in Project 24 already, you may recall, with Summer Will Show)

- it has a foreword by William Maxwell, another much liked author in these parts.

- it was only £2

- it's so preeettttty


I rest my case. I think.

11 comments:

  1. Simon, there is no case. It is beautiful!! Plus you are showing an extraordinary amount of strength with Project 24 anyway. Well done you, you deserve it!!

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  2. I approve of your lapse Simon - if it is one. You can't be strong all the time. I have this on the tbr shelves. I love STW's stories.

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  3. Oh Simon, you need to come book shopping with me! I'll keep you on the straight and narrow!

    Lovely purchase though. A worthy addition!

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  4. Hahaha this made me laugh, I have to say though I think you make your case admirably!

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  5. Case dismissed! You could not and should not have left this book to languish on the shelves, it was your civic duty to buy it. I agree with Elise, you deserve it!

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  6. Exceptions should and must be made, especially when the stars are in alignment. And here they clearly were!

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  7. If you had left the book in the shop you would be in danger of being hung drawn & quartered!

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  8. Perhaps if you ever set a book buying limit again in the future it should be in the form of a total budget rather than a number of books? The £2 bookshop would come in very handy then.

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  9. Absolved - case thrown out. I agree with David - book-buying limits should be on amount spent, though I realize you were possibly dealing with space concerns.

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  10. It's not only pretty, it's also a wonderful read. Definitely a justifiable lapse!

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  11. Elise - thank you, I now feel that I do!

    Lyn - Thanks :-) I'm looking forward to reading more STW

    Rachel - hmm, why do I feel that you'd do the exact opposite!

    Simon - you can be on the jry anytime, then ;-)

    Darlene - You make me feel that it was a virtue and not a vice! You lot are very bad for me...

    Lisa - haha! So many reasons to lapse..

    Ruth - now there definitely IS incentive!

    David - I did think about that, but I thought if I did it on quantity it would be a more fun challenge, and enable me to buy some pricier books I've had my eye on for a while...

    Nancy - yes, and space definitely factors in! Also I was trying to read more of my backlog.

    catalpa - thanks for the approval, I'm sure I'll v much enjoy them.

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