September 04, 2006

A quick question.

Does someone have my copy of the book Good to Eat by Marvin Harris? I recall recommending it to a number of people at some point, and may have loaned it out. I have to read it again for another class this semester and I've just realized that I can't remember when I last saw it. Before diving into my numerous boxes of packed books, I'd just like to see if anyone reading this will conveniently come to my aid by admitting to having it.

This doesn't in any way supersede my earlier suggestion to read it, whether or not you are the person presently possessing it. It's an extremely interesting book. It's just that I'm also extremely interested in not having to buy it again.

Posted by dianna at September 4, 2006 09:20 PM

I was recently re-asking you about it, but I think that was just in the context of asking about your Anthropology of Food class. I'm sure I don't have it, because all your books are in that little pile in my living room.

Hey, and, Motel of the Mysteries is great, although I'm only allowed to read one page a day during breaks. It's lasting a long time. I really like it.

Posted by: katie at September 5, 2006 12:45 PM

Well, okay. I think you were the person I most suspected might have it. Since you don't (and it would stick out like a reasonably sore thumb in your book collection, now that I think about it), it probably is hiding in one of my many boxes.

It's funny; I've managed to unpack maybe half of my books and move them onto shelves in my room. At least half are still in boxes under the bed. But the first thing everyone says when they walk into the room is, "oh my god, you have so many books." People come in to talk to my roommate and wind up spending minutes on end silently reading the titles of my books. I think I'm the official house book fiend.

Posted by: Dianna at September 5, 2006 10:21 PM