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Weekly acquisitions

Following my Nabokov kick: Pale Fire (Boekenmarkt Spui).


  1. szopa wrote:

    Heh… Books (specially English, non-fiction books) are awfully expensive in Belgium. However, we managed to buy Goedel-Escher-Bach by Hofstadter for € 20. Also, Spanish books are relatively cheap, so I can read my favorite Arturo Pérez-Reverte in Spanish without pangs of conscience.:)

    Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 3:40 pm | Permalink
  2. tikitu wrote:

    Here also. Good price for GEB though. I’m oh-so-slowly working towards being able to read Spanish, but it’s a long way away yet, alas.

    Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 9:44 pm | Permalink
  3. szopa wrote:

    Well, I haven’t used Spanish for quite a long time, so the first twenty–thirty pages were very hard—I was reading very slowly. It may somehow connected with the fact that Perez-Reverte has a tremendously rich language. But now I have noticed the speed has increased. Of course, it’s not the halve as fast as I read in English (not to mention Polish), but in the view of Belgian prices it is good news :-)

    Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 1:38 pm | Permalink
  4. tikitu wrote:

    Indeed — I’m using Dutch to ration myself in the same way.

    Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 3:09 pm | Permalink