Classification of books


1) Books You Mean To Read But There Are Others You Must Read First

2) Books You’ve Always Pretended To Have Read And Now It’s Time To Sit Down And Really Read Them

3) Books That If You Had More Than One Life You Would Certainly Also Read But Unfortunately Your Days Are Numbered

Italo Calvino, If on a winter’s night a traveler

I am still reading about the detective Harry Hole, but I have started to think about what to digest when Harry has solved his last murder case. This process made me remember a quote I once heard on the radio. It was about how books can be classified, and I find it rather amusing. When googling it, I just found the next thing to add to my reading list – Italo Calvino’s «If on a winter’s night a traveler». The quote is actually selected parts of a quite long passage about different types of books to find in the bookstore, and belongs to the first chapter of Calvino’s novel. After reading that chapter online (here it is), I really look forward to the rest of it! I have read some other stuff by Calvino before, but in Italian. However, I feel I should make it fun and less of a learning experience this time. Unless I want it to end up in the pile of Books I’ve Been Planning To Read For Ages!

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