Given that Pushkin Press are second only to the Folio Society in terms of the number of books I have in my collection, I thought it might be a good idea to gather them all together and allocate them some shelf space. It’ll only take an hour or so, I thought.
Three hours later, because they were indeed scattered to the four winds, this is the result.
They are, like every other shelved book in the house, double-stacked. The TBR is in the front row, so that I can see at a glance what I have to read. (This collection is, by the way, the result of many years of adding a Pushkin Press title to book orders to avoid postage costs, purchasing Pushkins in sales as well as the publisher’s generosity with review copies.) Along the top we have the signature Pushkin Collection titles arranged A-Z and down the side other Pushkin imprints arranged Z-A.
When I started thinking about what to read during Pushkin Press Fortnight, I decided that I would do an around the world trip. Looking at this little lot, I have enough for an Around the World and Back Again project. So that’s the project I will begin on Tuesday. The starting point is Japan, simply because the last book I read prior to reading for Pushkin Press Fortnight was partially set there. I won’t get round the world in the fortnight but it will be interesting to see how many air miles I rack up.