Unread Books

Bill Stillwell posts photos of the books he has read partially and put down, and, since I'm a follower, not a leader, here is a photo of the books that are either completely-unread or partially-read that were sitting on my bookshelf:


I've read half of Independent People by Halldór Laxness (I've quoted from the book book about the scandalous tyranny of mankind and being independent and free), about a third of The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins, and about 100 pages of The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu translated by Edward G. Seidensticker (it was one of the books I brought to China in 2000, and that's about as much as I got read during the trip, and the bookmark is a page from an article about the book from the the Japan Air inflight magazine). I picked up The Pursuit of Happiness and Other Sobering Thoughts by George F. Will at a library book sale (hence the call number on the spine), and same with Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger and The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (the library evidently already had copies of those books so they sold them right after they were donated). I picked up A Completely and Utterly Unauthorised Guide to Hitchhiker's Guide by M J Simpson at the best book store in the world (or at least the Northwest) last year.

The other books I'm sure have stories about them, but I forget what they are.