July 03, 2004

Humbert Humbert

Lori started a bloggers book club this summer aimed at getting back to the classics. Last month they read The Sun Also Rises and, not being much in the frame of mind for Hemingway, I passed.

This month, however, the selection is Lolita and I can't resist. As Lori says, we are a bunch of dirty bloggers. I have never read this book, never seen either of the movies, so I am a blank slate. If you are interested in joining us, head on over to DownTown Chick Chat for the guidelines.

I went to Barnes & Noble to pick up my copy (dangerous place for me) and decided on the annotated version because, frankly, I don't know French. I like the idea of just jumping to the back and having the translation. But is it cheating? We'll see what the group says. Of course, if I was smart and fiscally responsible I would have followed her lead and gone to the library.

While at Barnes & Noble I checked out their 50% off clearance table where I got a beautiful hardcover copy of The Federalist for only $4.50 ~ woo-hoo. Problem, need to read my book club book and I am very excited to read "the famous papers on the principles of American government" ... I'll have to hide it from myself.

Posted by Vox at July 3, 2004 01:47 AM | books

you're a step ahead of me - - I haven't even gotten a copy of the book yet.

Posted by: Uptown Girl at July 3, 2004 07:01 AM