Doesn’t belong to me: The Men Who Stare At Goats and Milton’s Poetical Works #bookaday
June 5, 2014
You know why Kate doesn’t lend books? Because she’s paranoid she won’t get them back. Like these books that we have, even though they don’t *technically* belong to us… Rob’s owning up to The Men Who Stare At Goats and Kate reveals a copy of Milton’s Poetical Works.
Rob: The actual programme escapes me, but, after watching a documentary featuring Jon Ronson, a family member lent me The Men Who Stare At Goats. Still unread after all this year (and sitting on my shelves), I’d forgotten that I even had it and recently purchased it as a audiobook…
Kate: This copy of Poetical Works by Milton is quite historical, relatively speaking. The edition was published in 1969, although it’s been in my possession since 1999. It’s seen me through A Level and University but it doesn’t belong to me. It saw someone else through their English Literature degree too – my dad! It even has his name in the front, written in very neat fountain pen handwriting. I’m not sure he remembers I still have it but I’m taking good care of it.