book buying dilemma!

it’s a good dilemma to have. I’ve been contemplating a birthday present for myself, and i’m torn between the following two books


A Philosophy of Walking by Frederic Gros


Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit


Right now, my preferences tend toward Gros, mainly because I had the opportunity to skim some pages at the local Kinokuniya, whereas I only came across Solnit while reading reviews of Gros.

Alternatively, I could choose to buy neither, because I know my colleagues have chipped in to purchase a book for my birthday – it’s either gonna be the latest Murakami Haruki or a title from the Man Booker shortlist.

After all, why read a book about walking when you could just…walk? I’m gonna trail through my computer in search of photographs taken on walks and share them here.


3 thoughts on “book buying dilemma!”

  1. I’ve not read the former (though it’s somewhere on my list of books to read), but I’ve read Solnit’s and really recommend it. In any case, both are available at the NLB, so regardless of which one you go for, you’ll probably be able to get your hands on the other anyway. Hope that has helped… and that you have a good birthday.


    1. hello! thanks for the tip – i’ll definitely check the library copies out once things wind down a bit. and thanks for the birthday wishes!


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