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23 May 2006 @ 08:51 am
Exercise in Numerology  
  • Hours worked at the Filmmuseum: 7
  • Books bought during lunch break: 3
  • Gigantic rainbows seen at 9:30 in the evening while opening bedroom window to let in some fresh air for the night: 1

Behold the temptations of a workplace situated only one minute away from the local Zweitausendeins store.

Oh, and before you ask...

1) Ellen Auerbach: Berlin, Tel Aviv, London, New York.
Originally only picked up because I remebered Auerbach's name from an interesting radio feature I had listened to a couple of days ago. Now that I've browsed through the pages, I'm totally amazed by the beauty and evocativeness of Auerbach's photography.Definitely the purchase I'm most proud of.

2) German copy of Susan Sonntag: The Volcano Lover. A Romance.
I like Sonntag, I like historical fiction. No idea whether the combination of these two factors is any good. The book was there, it was dead cheap, I'm a curious person.

3)Rupert Christiansen: The Victorian Visitors. Culture Shock in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Found about two hundred meters away from Zweitausendeins, over at the rivalling Jokers. Call me a Victoriana fan girl ;-)

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hianja on May 23rd, 2006 01:27 pm (UTC)
Rupert Christiansen: The Victorian Visitors. Culture Shock in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Now that sounds interesting. Let me know what you thought, when you're finished?
Bimo: Coopbimo on May 24th, 2006 07:33 am (UTC)
Judging by its preface, the book should make a highly interesing, entertaining read. I'll write a more detailed report once I'm finished :-)
Karenquiller77 on May 23rd, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
You forgot to mention how many books written. Or ... stories?

:-)
Bimo: Obi_povbimo on May 24th, 2006 07:23 am (UTC)
You forgot to mention how many books written. Or ... stories?

Well, I don't know whether this counts, but while standing under the shower I did have a rather nice idea for a good, catchy opening line ;-)
Karenquiller77 on May 24th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
Sure it counts. Water-inspired first lines: 1.
I find the bath to be a very good place for inspiration to strike. I've even taken writing pads in with me (something I wouldn't recommend in a shower).
Cavendishcavendish on May 25th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
Could you remember to buy the guitar book you offered to buy? And If "Victorian Visitors" is still on offer, could you bring this too?

Thanks,

Frank