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Kathy

Famous last words: "I really wasn't looking for a new book to buy." Sometimes temptation really is irresistable when it comes to books. This one sounds like a winner, too, and a writer that I think I would like. I have somehow (sheer greediness?) gotten myself embroiled with too many books at once, several of which will have to go back to the library this week, so I will have to wait to check him out, though. Ha--no pun intended!

Danielle

Well, I have slowed down a little bit when it comes to my book buying, but I need to do even better. As a matter of fact I see a big weeding project on the horizon. I even talked the owner of my favorite used bookstore and he will come look through my boxes--once I have actually started (it's always so hard starting). I am very greedy too. I did weed my library book pile and it is much more manageable now. Do add Stefan Zweig to your list for later perusal--I think you will appreciate his work!

Mel u

I have this collection also. I love totally "Mendel the Bibliophile". A story meant for book lovers. I wish the anthology included original publication date and place information.

Stefanie

Two good stories this week! Do you think you will read Night at the Fiestas when it comes out?

Danielle

I may have to skip ahead to that story--it looks like it is at the end of the collection. I am already looking forward to reading another story this weekend. I would take it to work with me if it weren't quite so hefty. I like knowing when a story was published as well--too bad there is not publication date listed--I also like knowing where a story first appeared, too.

Danielle

Yay--and looking forward to more this weekend. I am going to watch for her new collection at the library--I have a growing list of authors to watch thanks to the New Yorker!

Liz F

I have at least three books by Zweig on my bookshelves, including his biography of Marie Antoinette, but have yet to even open any of them.
I might stand more chance with my own books if I could somehow get my library habit in control but I am still failing miserably with resisting the call of the on-line request facility!

Caroline

I wonder if I've read this. It does sound familiar.
I'd happily read a whole collection of his short stories. He's just so good.

Danielle

He is really good--I highly recommend him. I have liked everything I have read by him. Today's story was not a happy one, but well done--a different setting then I am used to. I wish (as someone else commented) that this book of stories had the date of the year each one was published. Habits are impossible to kick, arent't they? I often think that if I want to read one of my own books I actually need to check it out from the library...

Danielle

I completely agree! At this point I will read anything by him. I am even tempted by that Marie Antoinette bio that Liz mentions and NF by him hasn't been too much of interest. It will take me a while to make my way through this collection as it is a hefty one, but I don't mind taking my time with it--it was an investment to buy and to read, I think! This story is definitely one of the themes he seems to be interested in writing about.

Liz F

There is definitely a sort of logic there ....

Danielle

Scary, isn't it?! I admit that sometimes I am too lazy to go in search of a book I know I own but I am sure is packed away in some bin in the closet that will require shifting piles of other stuff to get to, so I just check it out.....

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