18 July 2022 – 6C i

When I was collecting the old Penguin books I was able to attain several boxed sets. In fact I had 37 boxed sets in all by the time I sold the library. I sold most of the boxed sets but I wasn’t able to part with all of them. Too sentimental.

I kept the 1960’s, 70’s and the 80’s little black book anniversary sets.

However I have not read them so I thought it was time I did. I am going to begin with the 1970’s set. There are 70 small books in this set. Some books are excerpts from larger works, some are like short stories or novellas. I will use the random org app to choose which one I read next. I would like to read one a week but I can’t promise this as life has its chaotic moments. I will do a brief summary of each book so do not expect a long review of anything. So many people do such a wonderful job of book reviews I don’t feel compelled to add my voice.

Stay well. Stay tuned…….

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Now that’s a challenge! Good luck and I hope Sydney can produce some sunshine for you while you are here 🙂

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Thanks

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Wow, what a wonderful library. And it is so in tune colour wise. Almost like a sunset.

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Thank you. I enjoyed it very much.

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Yes, it was pretty special. Good memories but a lot of work.

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A wonderful pic. I had no idea Penguin produced boxed sets. It’s very possible that they were not available in SA. Happy digging and discovering.

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I came across quite a few of the boxed sets simply by accident. I wasn’t aware of some of the ones I found. I knew about the anniversary ones but not some of the others.

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Great idea Pam. I never bought the boxed sets, but I have a selection of these. I’m not so interested in the excerpts I must say but the short complete works appeal so I hope your random process brings up one of those first.

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I probably won’t get started on them until I return from a two week trip to Sydney I’m doing soon. Then can settle down for awhile.

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I love that photograph… And as you also know, I love a Penguin box set. Happy reading!!

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I still remember the thrill of finding a boxed set that I didn’t know about in some old second hand bookshop. Shopping for books in second hand book stores is so darn fun!!

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They look so gorgeous!

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If I only had a bigger house I probably would have kept the library but couldn’t justify it any longer with age creeping up. 😁

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I know, I remember when you sold them. Of course, being a photographer, you have photos of them in all their glory!

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Looking forward to staying tuned! I love this particular set more than the other later ones. It was from this 70s series that I was introduced to Ali Smith back then. 🙂

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