Thursday, March 22, 2007

My Books: Shelves #1 and #2

I thought it might be an interesting exercise to take a look at the books I've got on the shelf at home. (of course, I could be wrong. It might be extremely boring. If so, my apologies.) It's been a while since I've done an "inventory" anyway. I own a whole big ol' bunch of books, but I have half of them at home (the "non-religious" books) and the other half at the office (the "religious" books).

So these are from the "non-religious" category. I have a 5-shelf bookcase in the bedroom (one of those $45 Walmart "put it together yourself with the wood-colored cardboard in the back" deals), as well as books stuffed into the nightstand next to my bed.

This is what's on the top two shelves of the bedroom bookcase:

Culture Warrior by Bill O'Reilly (autographed, a gift from my parents)

Forever Red by Steve Smith

Me Talk Pretty One Day--Sedaris

The Little Prince--Saint-Exupery

In A Different Voice--Gilligan

Flight of the Old Dog--Brown (love this book!)

War and Peace--Tolstoy (yes, I actually HAVE read it in its entirety)

e.e. cummings: a selection of poems

The Hunchback of Notre Dame--Hugo

Black Like Me--Griffin


A Tale of Two Cities--Dickens

For Red Sox Fans Only!--Wolfe

Faithful: A Chronicle of the Red Sox 2004 Season--King (yes, Steven King...BIG Sox fan!)

Flowers For Algernon--Keyes

I Got a Job...and It Wasn't That Bad--Jim (a collection of comic strips...HILARIOUS in its understatedness)

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn--Smith

The Dialogues of Plato--do I REALLY have to list the author of this one? =)

Finn Family Moomintroll--Jannson (a gift from a friend...and apparently written for children on acid trips)

Night of the Hawk--Brown

The Pelican Brief--Grisham

Our Town--Wilder


Native Son--Wright

A Prayer for Owen Meany--Irving

It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It--Fulghum

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten--Fulghum

Snow Falling on Cedars--Guterson

Where The Red Fern Grows--Rawls

The Green Mile--King

The Death of Ivan Ilyich--Tolstoy

The Autobiography of Malcolm X--um....who else?

Bang the Drum Slowly--Harris

The Hunchback of Notre Dame--Hugo (dang it...a duplicate!)

Up From Slavery--Washington

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings--Angelou


The Color Purple--Walker

The U.S. Constitution

Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer Detective--Clemens

The MLA Handbook

Of Mice and Men--Steinbeck

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead--Stoppard (GREAT play...but ya gotta have a firm handle on Hamlet to "get it")

Concise Readings in Philosophy--Halverson

The Idiot--Dostoyevsky

Anna Karenina--Tolstoy

Fatal Terrain--Brown

Dr. Zhivago--Pasternak

The Philosophy of Aristotle--hmmm...who could possibly have written this?

In Cold Blood--Capote

Invisible Man--Ellison

AND...last, but not least on the first two shelves of my bookcase...

Wobegon Boy, by Garrison Keillor
(which apparently makes for good bathroom reading...)

Tomorrow, the next two shelves!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yep...definitely Lutheran...That's so funny...and what does "Sweetie" think about "Kiddo's" choice of reading?