If I am to be on-the-move eight, ten hours a day – and undoubtedly sleeping a full eight hours a night – I might still find myself with six hours of day, every day.
I am bringing my tablet with it’s typin’ ttachment for the purposes of prosemaking. But still I shall want things to occupy my mind. Especially when I’m too damned tired to write.
To make sure I have good options available, I’ve compiled a bit of a book-list. And, realizing that I have a Kindle, can easily access them all.
Here’s my little cycling library:
ACHEBE, Chinua: Things Fall Apart
ANONYMOUS. The Book of One Thousand Nights and a Night.
BIERCE, Ambrose. Collected Works.
BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. The Decameron
BRICKHILL, Paul. The Great Escape
CERVANTES, Miguel. Don Quixote
CHEKHOV, Anton. Complete Short Stories
CLARKE, Arthur C. The Illustrated Man
CONRAD, Joseph. Nostromo; Tales of Unrest
CROWLEY, John. Novelties & Souveniers
DOBLIN, Alfred. Berlin Alexanderplatz
DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor. The Possessed; The Brothers Karamazov; White Nights & Other Stories
F. Scott Fitzgerald. Tales of the Jazz Age; Flappers & Philosophers
GOETHE, J-Dubs. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship
GRIMM, The Brothers. Complete Fairy Tales.
HAWTHORNE. The House of Seven Gables.
JOYCE, James. Ulysses (again)
KIPLING, Rudyard. Just So Stories.
LANDA, Gertrude (ed.). Jewish Fairy Tales.
LESSIG, Lawrence. Free Culture.
LONDON, Jack. South Sea Tales.
MAUPASSANT, Guy de. Collected Short Stories.
MELVILLE, Herman. Typee; Omoo
PASCAL, Blaise. La Pensees.
PROUST, Marcel. Swann’s Way.
SABATINI, Rafael. Captain Blood.
STEVENSON, Robert Louis. New Arabian Nights; Tales from the South Seas
TWAIN, Mark. Life on the Mississippi; Tom Sawyer; Huck Finn
YOURCENAR, Marguerite. Memoirs of Hadrian
& any book read before I go cycling will, indeed, be no hardship at all 🙂
EDIT: I had about a dozen of these books bolded as need-to-find. Then I found them all. The internet is pretty okay sometimes.
EDIT II: Read 2, and strafed 2, since starting this list. What rotted cheek!
EDIT III: 2 more down. I’m incorrigible.