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PostPosted: October 31st, 2010, 3:55 am 
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^OMG, since when did you read all those???
This is pretty much my reading list for the paradisic times ensuing my thesis-writing in hell.


"Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" <-- I think I saw it as a play once... The are characters from Hamlet?

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What do you mean, when did I read all these? Not all at once, that's for sure. :lol:

I pretty much don't own a book that I haven't read. :P Which basically means I don't buy a book that I haven't read. Unless it's in a series that I'm reading ... :P

You've seen "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" performed??!!! JEALOUS. Well, I've seen the movie with Tim Roth and Gary Oldman, which is epic. But I've never seen it performed.

Yeah, it's the characters from Hamlet. When we read "Hamlet" in my Humanities class, my teacher was awesome enough to show the movie, R&G Are Dead. After that, I went out and bought the play ... and it's really the only reason I got through Hamlet. :P

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There's probably a reason I have avoided this thread before now. :P

We had about about 1,000 books in our house at one time, but we've had to get rid of some over the years. There are 392 in the dining room alone. :P I have a lot of my kids books, so I'm not going to be listing them. I have a lot on non-novels as well so they're going on here whether people like it or not. XD

Film/TV

Indiana Jones the Ultimate Guide
The Sound of Music Companion
Some Like It Hot Offical 50th Anniversary Companion
Pixar Pedia
The Audrey Hpeburn Treasures
You Must Remember This the Warner Brothers Story
Musicals
The Phantom of the Opera Companion
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Frank Sinatra: American Legend
A Fine Romance: Hollywood and Broadway Musicals
'Tis Herself - (Maureen O' Hara)
The Good, the Bad and Me - (Eli Wallach)
The RKO Story
Hollywood Musicals
Movies of the 40's
Movies of the 40's
The MGM Story
All About All About Eve
Astaire and Rogers
Fred and Ginger: The Astaire-Rogers Partnership

Broadway

Wicked the Grimmerie
The Playbill Yearbook
Broadway Shows: Show By Show

History

The Presidents of America
Jane Austen's World
Dear Mr. President
Jane Austen the World of Her Novels
Don't Know Much About the American Civil War
Battles and Leaders of the American Civil Wat Part II
Battles and Leaders of the American Civil Wat Part III
Battles and Leaders of the American Civil Wat Part VI
America's Hidden History
Remember the Alamo?
Civil War Commanders

Novels

Murder on the Blue Train - (Agatha Christie)
Cat Among the Pigeons - (Agatha Christie)
Hallow'een Party - (Agatha Christie)
The ABC Murders - (Agatha Christie)
One, Two Buckle My Shoe - (Agatha Christie)
Death On the Nile - (Agatha Christie)
The Moustrap and Other Stories - (Agatha Christie)
Death in the Clouds - (Agatha Christie)
Dumb Witness - (Agatha Christie)
Witness For The Proseuction and Other Stories - (Agatha Christie)
Main in the Brown Suit - (Agatha Christie)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - (Agatha Christie)
Murder on the Orient Express - (Agatha Christie)
Murder in the Mews - (Agatha Christie)
Hercule Poirot's Christmas - (Agatha Christie)
Sparkling Cyanide - (Agatha Christie)
The Clocks - (Agatha Christie)
Hickory Dickory Dock - (Agatha Christie)
A Caribbean Mystery - (Agatha Christie)

Persuasion - (Jane Austen)
Pride & Prejudice - (Jane Austen)
Emma - (Jane Austen)
Mansfield Park - (Jane Austen)
Northanger Abbey - (Jane Austen)
Sense & Sensibility - (Jane Austen)

A Tale of Two Cities - (Charles Dickens)
Oliver Twist - (Charles Dickens)
Bleak House - (Charles Dickens)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - (J.K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - (J.K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - (J.K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - (by Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - (J.K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - (J.K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - (J.K. Rowling)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame - (Victor Hugo)

The Golden Compass - (Phillip Pullman)
The Subtle Knife - (Phillip Pullman)
The Amber Spyglass - (Phillip Pullman)

Little Women - (Lousia May Allcott)
Good Wives - (Louisa May Allcott)

Wives and Daughters - (Elizabeth Gaskell)
Cranford - (Elizabeth Gaskell)
North and South - (Elizabeth Gaskell)

The Maltese Falcon - (Dashiell Hammett)

Gods and Generals - (Jeff Shaara)
The Killer Angels - (Michael Shaara)
The Last Full Measure - (Jeff Shaara)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - (Jules Verne)

The Big Sleep - (Raymond Chandler)
The High Window - (Raymond Chandler)
The Lady in the Lake - (Raymond Chandler)
The Long Goodbye - (Raymond Chandler)
Play Back - (Raymond Chandler)
Farewell My Lovely - (Raymond Chandler)

The Phantom of the Opera - (Gaston Leroux)

Rebecca - (Daphne du Maurier)
The Scapegoat - (Daphne du Maurier)
The Birds and Other Stories - (Daphne du Maurier)
Mary Anne - (Daphne du Maurier)
Jamaica Inn - (Daphne du Maurier)

The Importance of Being Earnest - (Oscar Wilde)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrob - (C.S. Lewis)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - (C.S. Lewis)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - (C.S. Lewis)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair - (C.S. Lewis)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse & His Boy - (C.S. Lewis)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew - (C.S. Lewis)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle - (C.S. Lewis)

Sharpe's Tiger - (Bernard Cornwell)
Sharpe's Triumph - (Bernard Cornwell)
Sharpe's Fortress - (Bernard Cornwell)

Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse - (Lee Goldberg)
Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii - (Lee Goldberg)
Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu - (Lee Goldberg)
Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants - (Lee Goldberg)
Mr. Monk in Outer Space - (Lee Goldberg)
Mr. Monk Goes to Germany - (Lee Goldberg)
Mr. Monk is Miserable - (Lee Goldberg)
Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop - (Lee Goldberg)
Mr. Monk in Trouble - (Lee Goldberg)

And there are lots of classic novels knocking around that I haven't quite found yet. :teehee:

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I envey most of you; really you have many of the books I want to get. I'll list mine so soon as I am busy with University stuff :/

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Good thing I just put my books in alphabetical order :-D

The Mammoth Hunters - Jean M. Auel
The Plains of Passage - Jean M. Auel
The Shelters of Stone - Jean M. Auel
Victoria Line, Central Line - Maeve Binchy
Return Journey - Maeve Binchy
This Year It Will Be Different - Maeve Binchy
Scarlet Feather - Maeve Binchy
Nights of Rain and Stars - Maeve Binchy
Quentins - Maeve Binchy
Echoes - Maeve Binchy
Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Neither Here Nor There - Bill Bryson
North and South - John Jakes
Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding
Fool's Errand - Robin Hobb
Golden Fool - Robin Hobb
Fool's Fate - Robin Hobb
Maskerade - Terry Pratchett
Daughter of the Forest - Juliet Marillier
Son of the Shadows - Juliet Marillier
Child of the Prophecy - Juliet Marillier
Wolfskin - Juliet Marillier
Foxmask - - Juliet Marillier
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Two Towers - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Return of the King - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Appendices - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien

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I did post here last night but this thread spurred me to catalogue my books. Taken about 6 hours to do it and I haven't got all of my books. There are some still dotted around bookshelves in the house and a lot of my childhood books are in the loft. I've tried to remember as many as a I can from the loft but I cba with going up there to have a look at them because it will be freezing.

Anyway, the following is a list of nearly all of my books. I've tried to organise them into fiction and non-fiction and then historical fiction, fantasy etc. However, some authors have books in different genres so I've just lumped them together. For example, Manda Scott. Most of her books that I've got are historical fiction (although they're classed as fantasy in America because Americans can't comprehend 2000 years ago as being historical so they have to have it as fantasy (NOT MY WORDS! Manda herself told me that! ) ) but two of her books that I've got (Nightmares and No Good Deed) are crime books but in this list I've put them with her other books because it's easier for me.

I feel like a quick explanation is needed for some of my stranger books... I did classical civilisation at A level. That's where we studied Ancient Greek and Roman literature in English translations. However, I have a bit of a hobby of collecting older books which are written in Greek/Latin as well as having the English translations I used for college.



So here we go!

Firstly, the oldest book I have is some sort of learning English book made for schoolchildren in Russia. So the title is in Russian and I can't read the type-face. It has English, Russian and Greek inside it. It was printed in St Petersburg in 1801. The gods only know how it ended up in our house but we found it when we did a massive chuck out of books (over 500 in total *sobs* ) a few years ago. I insisted on keeping it because it's so strange. I'll take photos of it sometime and put them in here.

Now onto my other books.

Fiction books

Historical Fiction

Manda Scott

Boudica: Dreaming the Eagle.
Boudica: Dreaming the Bull.
Boudica: Dreaming the Hound.
Boudica: Dreaming the Serpent Spear.
Rome: The Emperor's Spy.
Rome: The Coming of the King.
No Good Deed.
Nightmares.



Bernard Cornwell

Stonehenge
The Winter King
Enemy of God
Excalibur
The Last Kingdom
The Pale Horseman
The Lords of the North
Sword Song
The Burning Land
Death of Kings
Harlequin
Vagabond
Heretic
Azincourt
The Fort
A Crowning Mercy
Fallen Angels
Sharpe's Tiger
Sharpe's Triumph
Sharpe's Fortress
Sharpe's Trafalgar
Sharpe's Prey
Sharpe's Rifles
Sharpe's Havoc
Sharpe's Eagle
Sharpe's Gold
Sharpe's Escape
Sharpe's Fury
Sharpe's Battle
Sharpe's Honour
Sharpe's Regiment
Sharpe's Siege
Sharpe's Revenge
Sharpe's Waterloo
Sharpe's Devil
Gallows Thief
Rebel
Copperhead
Battle Flag
The Bloody Ground



Valerio Massimo Manfredi

The Last Leigon
The Ides of March



Tim Severin

Viking: Odinn's Child
Viking: Sworn Brother
Viking: King's Man



Robert Low

The Whale Road
The Wolf Sea
The White Raven



Ben Kane


The Forgotten Legion
The Silver Eagle
The Road to Rome



Harry Sidebottom

Warrior of Rome: Fire in the East
Warrior of Rome: King of Kings
Warrior of Rome: Lion of the Sun



Simon Scarrow


Under the Eagle
The Eagle's Conquest
When the Eagle Hunts
The Eagle and the Wolves
The Eagle's Prey
The Eagle's Prophecy
The Eagle in the Sand
Centurion
The Gladiator
The Legion



Conn Iggulden


Wolf of the Plains
Lords of Bow
Bones of Hills
Emperor: The Gates of Rome
Emperor: The Death of Kings



Mary Stewart

Merlin of the Crystal Cave
The Hollow Hills
The Last Enchantment
The Wicked Day



Insurrection - Robyn Young
Zulu Hart - Saul David


Fantasy

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Silmarillion. (First edition hardback copy.)
The Silmarillion
The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings
Tales from the Perilous Realm
Unfinished Tales
The Children of Húrin
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún
The Book of Lost Tales 1
The Book of Lost Tales 2
The Lays of Beleriand
The Return of the Shadow
The Treason of Isengard
The War of the Ring
The Peoples of Middleearth
The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien
The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth



J. K. Rowling


The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Quidditch Through the Ages
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Brian Jacques

Redwall
Mossflower
Mattimeo
Mariel of Redwall
Salamandastron
Martin the Warrior
The Bellmaker
Outcast of Redwall
The Pearls of Lutra
The Long Patrol
The Legend of Luke
Lord Brocktree
Taggerung
Triss
Loamhedge


Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell


Beyond the Deepwoods
Stormchaser
Midnight Over Sanctaphrax
The Curse of the Gloamglozer
The Last of the Sky Pirates
Vox
Freeglader
The Winter Knights
Clash of the Sky Galleons
The Lost Barkscrolls
The Immortals
The Edge Chronicles Maps
Muddle Earth


Anne Rice

Interview with the Vampire
The Vampire Lestat
The Queen of the Damned


L. J. Smith ( I haven't actually read these and I don't remember buying them.... )

The Awakening
The Struggle
The Fury
Dark Reunion
Nightfall


Richelle Mead


Vampire Academy
Frostbite
Shadow Kiss
Blood Promise
Spirit Bound
Last Sacrifice


Jonathan Stroud


The Amulet of Samarkand
The Golem's Eye
Ptolemy's Gate
The Ring of Solomon


David Clement-Davies


The Sight
Fell


William Nicholson


The Wind Singer
Slaves of the Mastery
Firesong


Terry Pratchett


The Carpet People
Snuff
Making Money
Small Gods
Equal Rites
Wyrd Sisters
Witches Abroad
Lords and Ladies
Maskerade
Guards! Guards!
Men At Arms
Feet of Clay
Jingo
Carpe Jugulum
The Fifth Elephant
Nightwatch
Monstrous Regiment
Eric
Mort


C. S. Lewis

The Magician's Nephew
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Horse and His Boy
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Last Battle



Inkheart- Cornelia Funke
Wicked -Gregory Maguire
Silverwing - Kenneth Oppel
Sunwing - Kenneth Oppel
Stardust - Neil Gaiman
Cart and Cwidder - Diana Wynne Jones

Literature (I'm not entirely sure what I mean by this category... )

Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility
Pride and Prejudice
Mansfield Park
Emma
Northanger Abbey
Persuasion


The Brontë Sisters

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Brontë
Anges Grey -Anne Brontë

The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer (Modern English translation)
Beowulf - Seamus Heaney (Bilingual translation with the original Old English printed alongside the translation.)


Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales

The Mabinogion (English translation)
The Irish Fairy Book - Alfred Perceval Graves
Fairy & Folk Tales of Ireland - Edited by W. B. Yeats
The Norse Myths - Kevin Crossley-Holland
The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends - Peter Berresford Ellis
Irish Fairy Tales - James Stephens. Illustrated by Arthur Rackman


Classical Antiquity
(I have several copies of some of this. Some in different languages. Assume each book is an English translation unless otherwise indicated. I've read all the English translations. The Greek, Latin and other languages were just for my collections. Also, if there is a date after the title it means when the book was published as some of my oldest books are in this category. )

Sophocles


The Three Theban Plays: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone
Electra and Other Plays
Antigone
(Translated into Welsh) (1950)

Aeschylus


The Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides
Agamemnon
(In Ancient Greek) (1936)


Euripides


Medea (In Ancient Greek) (1934)
The Bacchae and other plays
Hippolytus (In Ancient Greek) (1889)
Medea and Other Plays
Alecstis/Hippolytus/Iphigenia in Tauris


Aristophanes


The Acharnians (In Ancient Greek) (1880)
The Wasps
Peace
The Birds
(In Ancient Greek) (1896)
The Birds (In Ancient Greek) (1879)
Lysistrata
The Frogs (In Ancient Greek)
Ecclesiazusae (The Assemblywomen)

Homer


The Odyssey
The Iliad
Odyssey Books I - XII
(In Ancient Greek) (1947)

Virgil


The Aeneid
L'Eneide 2 (The Aeneid volume 2) (Bilingual edition with Latin and Italian. Published in Florence 1836.) (Author is given as "Virgilio" ) ( After my first edition copy of the Sil this is my most treasured book. It's beautiful. I'll take photos sometime.)

Plays and Fragments- Menander
Apologia Socratis - Plato (Bilingual edition with Ancient Greek and English translation) (1910)
The Annals of Imperial Rome - Tacitus


Miscellaneous Fiction


Enid Blyton


Brer Rabbit
Hurrah for the Circus!
The Magic Faraway Tree
The Folk of the Faraway Tree
Summer Term at St. Clare's
Mister Meddle's Muddles
Mister Meddle's Mischief
Five on a Treasure Island
Five Go Adventuring Again
Five Run Away Together
Five Go to Smuggler's Top
Five Go Off in a Caravan
Five on Kirrin Island Again
Five Go Off to Camp
Five Get Into Trouble
Five Fall Into Adventure
Five on a Hike Together
Five Have a Wonderful Time
Five Go Down to the Sea
Five Go to Mystery Moor
Five Have Plenty of Fun
Five on a Secret Trail
Five Go to Billycock Hill
Five Get Into a Fix
Five on Finniston Farm
Five Go to Demon's Rocks
Five Have a Mystery to Solve
Five Are Together Again


Brain John


On Angel Mountain
House of Angels
Dark Angel
Rebecca and the Angels
Flying with Angels
Guardian Angel.
Sacrifice
Martha Morgan's Little World
(This is actually non-fiction. It explains about the area all around Carningli (a Welsh mountain, English translation is Angel Mountain) which is where the rest of the books are set. I've been going on holiday to that area since I was 6 weeks old. )

Lian Hearn


Heaven's Net is Wide
Across the Nightingale Floor
Grass for his Pillow
Brilliance of the Moon
The Harsh Cry of the Heron


Jean Craighead George


Julie of the Wolves
Julie
Julie's Wolf Pack


Sarah Waters


Tipping the Velvet
Fingersmith



Pirates - Celia Rees
Raven's End - Ben Gadd
The World's Wife - Carol Ann Duffy
The Bloody Chamber- Anglea Carter


Non-fiction

Tolkien-related books


J.R.R. Tolkien A Biography -Humphrey Carpenter
The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook - Ian Broodie
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Visual Companion. - Jude Fisher
West of the Mountains. East of the Sea: The Map of Tolkien's Beleriand and the Lands to the North - Brian Sibley. Illustrated by John Howe.
The Road Goes Ever On and On: The Map of Tolkien's Middle-earth - Brian Sibley. Illustrated by John Howe.
Tolkien's Ring - David Day. Illustrated by Alan Lee.
A Guide to Tolkien - David Day.


History books


Professor Ronald Hutton

The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft
Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain


(These two books also fit in the paganism category below but they more the history rather than practise. )

Francis Pryor

Seahenge
Britain BC
Britain AD


Michael Wood

In Search of England
In Search of the Dark Ages


A History of Ancient Britain - Neil Oliver
Stonehenge - Rosemary Hill
The Celts - Venceslas Kruta
The Towns of Roman Britain - John Wacher
Anglo-Saxon England - Frank Stenton
A Brief History of the Vikings - Jonathan Clements
A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain - Marc Morris
Agincourt - Juliet Barker
The Princes in the Tower - Alison Weir
England: The Autobiography - Edited by John Lewis-Stempel

Helen of Troy - Bettany Hughes
The Pelican History of Greece - A. R. Burn
The Ancient Greeks - M. I. Finley
A History of Greece - Cyril E. Robinson
The Dream of Rome - Boris Johnson

The Golden Bough - Sir James Frazer


Paganism etc books


The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells - Judika Illes
The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft - Judika Illes
The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures - John Matthews and Caitlin Matthews
The Real Witches' Handbook - Kate West
The Real Witches' Book of Spells and Rituals - Kate West
The Real Witches' Craft - Kate West
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner - Scott Cunningham
Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner - Scott Cunningham
Wicca - Vivianne Crowley
A Witches' Bible - Janet Farrar and Stewart Farrar
Hedge Witch: Guide to Solitary Witchcraft - Rae Beth
Druid Mysteries - Philip Carr- Gomm
Living Druidry - Emma Restall Orr
The Crystal Bible - Judy Hall
The Crystal Bible Volume 2 - Judy Hall
The Tarot Bible - Sarah Bartlett
The Wicca Bible - Ann-Marie Gallagher
The Psychic's Bible - Jane Struthers
Natural Magic - Pamela Ball
A Witch Alone: Thirteen Moons to Master Natural Magic - Marian Green
The Book of English Magic - Sir Richard Heygate and Philip Carr-Gomm
Tarot ABC - A.R. Naylor
Principles of Paganism - Vivianne Crowley
The White Magic Book - Mrs. John Le Breton
Aromatherapy A-Z - Patricia Davis
The Truth About Spiritual Healing - Harry Edwards
Celtic Wisdom and Contemporary Living - Phyllida Anam-Aire

(The following are companion books to the related tarot or oracle deck.)

Mystic Faerie Tarot - Linda Ravenscroft and Barbara Moore
The Druid Craft Tarot - Philip Carr-Gomm and Stephanie Carr-Gomm
Animals Divine Tarot - Lisa Hunt
The Llewellyn Tarot - Anna-Marie Ferguson
The Druid Animal Oracle - Philip Carr-Gomm and Stephanie Carr-Gomm
The Druid Plant Oracle - Philip Carr-Gomm and Stephanie Carr-Gomm
The Green Man Tree Oracle - John Matthews and Will Worthington

Miscellaneous non-fiction

Gerald Durrell

My Family and Other Animals
Birds, Beasts and Relatives
The Garden of the Gods
The Aye-Aye and I


Christopher Winn

I Never Knew That About England
I Never Knew That About Ireland


Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? And 114 Other Questions - Edited by Mick O'Hare
Learning Irish - Mícheál Ó Siadhail
Wild Wales: Its People, Language and Scenery - George Borrow
Native American Traditions - Arthur Versluis
A Lion Called Christian - Anthony Bourke and John Rendall


I've got a lot of cookbooks and there are some really random books that I can't be bothered to list. So far the list I've complied is numbering to 376 books. I'm going to keep on adding to it as I keep finding my books from whenever they've ended up in the house. :teehee: (And obviously as I keep on buying books. ) I've worked out that about 50 or so of the books listed above are books brought as presents for me or (mainly in the case of Enid Blyton and the Redwall series) are hand-me-downs from my siblings. All the other books I've brought in the last 5 years.

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PostPosted: February 6th, 2012, 1:02 am 
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Lets see, I have too many books to list, it would take forever and I wont have enough time to read before bed! So here's my favorites:

Well First off I've got 13 books by Tolkien, not going to list all of them though.
The Complete Sherlock Holmes-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Pride and Prejudice-Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility-Jane Austen
Persuasion-Jane Austen
Mansfield Park-Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey-Jane Austen
Emma-Jane Austen
The Merry Adventures Of Robin Hood-Howard Pyle
Books 1-10 of the Hardy Boys Mysteries-Franklin W Dixon
Books 1-7 of Harry Potter-J.K. Rowling
The Chronicles of Narnia-C.S. Lewis
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
Dracula-Bram Stoker
Steve & Me-Terri Irwin
Books 1-4 of the Twilight saga-Stephenie Meyer
Heat Wave-Richard Castle
Naked Heat-Richard Castle
Heat Rises-Richard Castle
Books 1-9 of The Vampire Diaries-L.J. Smith

And because I'm a geek, I collect the movie tie-in books for the Marvel movies, so I've got books for all three X Men movies, Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Spider Man, that sorta stuff.
And I'm currently collecting all of the books in the MONK series by Lee Goldberg, and the Burn Notice books from Tod Goldberg. Both book series are based off of tv shows from the USA network.

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Just going to mention that I've done a massive edit on my previous post.

(The thread made me want to know exactly what books I've got. :teehee: )

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My wife and I have roughly 1500 books. Some from school / college / university times are more like booklets, well under 100 pages. But then I left out well over 100 comic books (mostly European stuff like Asterix the Gaul which are probably unknown in the US). But I'm guessing if one would apply some more restrictive definitions to the term book, the count would still be way above 1000. No way I'm ever going to catalog them, the days when I did the same for my record collection (expanded later by my CDs), probably starting more than twenty years ago, are long gone.

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I really don't know how many books I have but there are seven bookcases full of them. I have one bookcase that contains only scifi/fantasy books. Another bookcase contains a variety of esoteric writings, including Aleister Crowley, The Golden Bough, and a variety of other mystical offerings. A third bookcase contains three Encyclopaedic sets, and numerous other reference books (grammar, dictionaries, & etc.)

I also have at least a thousand books on my e-reader.

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One thing I like about my wood-pulp collection is that even the one million most “brilliant” hackers of the planet don’t have a snowball’s chance in Angband to change one single pixel – while anything in the criminal’s paradise called the Internet is vulnerable to forgery.

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Gandolorin wrote:
One thing I like about my wood-pulp collection is that even the one million most “brilliant” hackers of the planet don’t have a snowball’s chance in Angband to change one single pixel – while anything in the criminal’s paradise called the Internet is vulnerable to forgery.
Not to mention the irritating misspellings and grammatical errata found in most of the self-published books on line. Being a grammar and spelling obsessive, it drives me nuts.

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Evil.Shieldmaiden wrote:
Gandolorin wrote:
One thing I like about my wood-pulp collection is that even the one million most “brilliant” hackers of the planet don’t have a snowball’s chance in Angband to change one single pixel – while anything in the criminal’s paradise called the Internet is vulnerable to forgery.
Not to mention the irritating misspellings and grammatical errata found in most of the self-published books on line. Being a grammar and spelling obsessive, it drives me nuts.

Erm ... yes ... if I didn’t use a spellcheck on almost all of what I post, my hunt 'n' peck typing technique would probably seriously degrade the readability of my posts ... (three errors in this post … erm) :whistle:

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