Daily Archives: February 13, 2015

[PART 4] Ten Books That Have Stayed With Me (Plus Five For Good Measure)

Time for another addition to this meme! Here is part four…

Listed in no particular order:

  1. Stardust  by Neil Gaiman
  2. Clockwork Orange  by Anthony Burgess
  3. 1984  by George Orwell
  4. A Midsummer Night’s Dream  by Shakespeare
  5. To Kill Mockingbird by Harpe Lee
  6. The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  7. Dune by Frank Herbert
  8. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  9. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  10. Venus As A Boy: A Novel by Luke Sutherland
  11. Goodnight Moon  by Margaret Wise Brown & Clement Hurd
  12. Where The Wild Things Are  by Maurice Sendak
  13. Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark  by Alvin Schwartz
  14. Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
  15. More Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School by Louis Sachar

The Baroque Library Hall in Prague (in the Clementinum)

Today’s stellar READING SPACE is a little, nondescript place in Prague that literally makes my heart stutter. If I ever got the chance to go here and read, I might never leave.


The Clementinum (Klementinum in Czech) is a historic complex of buildings in Prague. Until recently the complex hosted the National, University, and Technical libraries, the City Library also being located nearby on Mariánské Náměstí. The Technical library and the Municipal library have moved to the Prague National Technical Library at Technická 6 since 2009. It is currently in use as the National Library of the Czech Republic. In 2005, the Czech National Library received the UNESCO Jikji prize (Memory of the World).

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