g.k. chesterton

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*  Men may keep a sort of level of good, but no man has ever been able to keep on one level of evil. That road goes down and down.

~ G. K. Chesterton from The Innocence of Father Brown

Booking Through Thursday : Category

This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks:

“Of the books you own, what’s the biggest category/genre?

Is this also the category that you actually read the most?”

That’s easy! It’s definitely mystery. I own every Miss Marple book, most of the Hercule Poirot books and many of the non-series mysteries by Agatha Christie, the entire Sherlock Holmes collection by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the entire Father Brown collection by G.K. Chesterton and many more by authors like John Dickson Carr, Ngaio Marsh; etc.

Yes, this is the category That I actually read the most. I am always on the lookout for more mystery treats for me to sink my teeth into!

Welcome Home: Books that Arrived in January 2011

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? — Henry Ward Beecher

If that isn’t true I don’t know what is! Every time I visit  a bookstore I promise myself I will not buy anymore books until I finish reading the old ones. But in reality I cannot leave a bookstore empty-handed!

So far this year I’ve been quite good actually. I’ve bought fewer books than last year. But the year is young still. Let’s see how long I can keep this up.

Here are the books I bought in the month of January.

Jan 6, 2011.

 The Diary of a Nobody. George Grossmith.

The Woodlanders. Thomas Hardy.

I’ve wanted to read The Diary of a Nobody for a long time. I’ll finally get to do so soon (Unless other books get in my way!). I love my Penguin Essential edition but the cover is absolutely hideous! I hate looking at it!

 I have no idea what The Woodlanders is all about. I wonder what it will be like.

Jan 10, 2011

The Penguin Complete Father Brown. G.K. Chesterton.

I love reading detective stories! Enjoyed reading The Innocence of Father Brown last year. So when I saw this at a book store I knew I had to have it. It was kind of expensive but totally worth it! Right now I’m slowly making my way through it. I’m enjoying it so far but I have to take breaks for other books in between otherwise it gets to be a bit monotonous.

So these were books that came home in January. Hope to review them soon.