Random Shelf in my Bookcase

[quote="lizaanne, post:9, topic:259711"]
What a mish-mash that shelf has become!! It didn't start out that way, guess I have some organizing to do! LOL

~Liza

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That's what I noticed, too! I thought my shelves were organized until I took a closer look at them. :o

[quote="Pfaffenhoffen, post:15, topic:259711"]
If you do not have a Phd in Philosophy you have got a deep enthusiasm for "deep" philosophy and you are not content to know the theory, you want to read the originals and see if what they say about it is really what is said.
You have a self-irony that is great. You are a person i would spend a whole afternoon talking with (one beer at the side, I say just one!)

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Hey, you've got a gift!

[quote="Peggy_in_Burien, post:16, topic:259711"]
Okay--This is one shelf out of 6, in one large bookcase out of 11 large bookcases (no, I can no longer see the sun through the blocked windows;)):

Watership Down
Heart Earth
Dick and Jane and Vampires
Soon I Will Be Invincible
Boneshaker
The Affinity Bridge
Ghosts of Manhattan
B-29
Allied Armor
Leyte Gulf
Pacific Hawk
The Swiss Anabaptists
The Seattle Guidebook
God Rest Ye Merry, Soldiers
Best Loved Poems of the American People
All About Dinosaurs
Fiddle-De-Dee!
Three Wise Cats
Augustine Came to Kent
Madeleine Takes Command
Packing for Mars
The Case for Pluto
The Big Burn
Calling the Midwest Home
Hunting Eichmann
In Search of Schrodinger's Cat
Napoleon's Buttons
After the Revolution
Founding Brothers
American Scripture
Angel in the Whirlwind
American Spinx
Signing Their Lives Away
Till We Have Faces
Parallel Worlds
The Space Elevator
Cobalt City--Timeslip
Close Encounters of the Urban Kind
Undaunted Courage
One Day Too Long

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You are an eccletic person. But you go deep into each subject, though you want to go quickly. You are a 100 meter runner not a marathon runner.

You do not go for the first best-seller that appears. You let it cool down and you like to know the opposite side of the beat-seeler, to know BOT viepoinst. But you know the bet seller.

[quote="estesbob, post:18, topic:259711"]
No-I am surprised you missed such an obvious clue to what I am !;)

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Look, I have read 3 times, but some cases .... are more difficult ... you know ... could not find, sorry...!!!

[quote="lizaanne, post:17, topic:259711"]
Ok - that's creepy. Yep, you pretty much nailed me! :o

Thanks.Was it good or bad?

I only have Through the Wildwood. It was my aunt's book when she was a child, and it got passed on to my mom and then to me. I still love to read those stories, especially The Day the Dolls Came Alive. :) The one volume I have is an original copy from the 20's. I would love to have the other volumes one day!

~Liza

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fine, not bad, thanks.

[quote="chipeto, post:22, topic:259711"]
Hey, you've got a gift!

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thanks... just a hobby ...

Interesting book shelves so far. Here's one from part of my library.

[LIST]
*]The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
*]Hunters Run - George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, Daniel Abraham
*]Songs of Love and Death - George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois
*]Dream Songs - George R.R. Martin
*]A Dance with Dragons - George R.R. Martin
*]Dune - Frank Herbert
*]Dune Messiah - Frank Herbert
*]Children of Dune - Frank Herbert
*]God Emporer of Dune - Frank Herbert
*]Heretics of Dune - Frank Herbert
*]Chapterhouse Dune - Frank Herbert
*]Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King
*]Song of Susannah - Stephen King
*]The Dark Tower - Stephen King
*]Le Morte d'Arthur - Thomas Malory
*]A Shadow in Summer - Daniel Abraham
*]A Betrayal in Winter - Daniel Abraham
*]An Autumn War - Daniel Abraham
*]The Price of Spring - Daniel Abraham
*]Kraken - China Mieville (SubPress ed.)
*]Gardens of the Moon - Steven Erikson (SubPress ed.)
*]Songs of the Dying Earth - George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois (SubPress ed.)
*]The Terror - Dan Simmons (SubPress ed.)
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All beautiful hardbacks btw. :)

[quote="Joe_5859, post:19, topic:259711"]
I'm assuming Bob is referring to the Little red book in the Little Books series. It's an American thing. It started in the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan and it's gotten pretty widespread. It's basically a booklet of short 5-minute meditations for a particular liturgical season.

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Actually mine is an AA Book. I was given it by my sponsor 26 years ago. It sits on the shelf next to another "little" book he gave me "24 hours a day"

[quote="estesbob, post:29, topic:259711"]
Actually mine is an AA Book. I was given it by my sponsor 26 years ago. It sits on the shelf next to another "little" book he gave me "24 hours a day"

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My contribution. The stars mean the importance for me, not if I liked or not.

Book Shelves in My Mind - I read them and they marked my thought but some I do not have them.

Henri Charrière - Pappillon and Banco - *****
Viktor Frankl - Man's Search for a Meaning - *****
Tolstoi - War and Peace - *****
Dostoievsky - Crime and Punishment - ***
James Joyce - Ulysses - ***
Ernest Hemingway - The old man and the sea - *
Naguib Mahfouz - Whisper of Madness - *
Rabindranath Tagore - Yogayog - *
Camilo José Cela - La familia de Pascual Duarte - ****
Gabriel García Márquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude - *
Pedro Arrupe - Este Japón Increible - *****
Teillhard de Chardin - The Phenomenon of Man - *****
Cervantes - The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha - ***
Jean-Paul Sartre - La nausée - **
Pearl Buck - Dragon Seed - **
Luigi Pirandello - Dona Mimma - ***
Thomas Mann - Death in Venice - *
Selma Lagerlöf - Jerusalém - **
????- Myself a mandarin - **
Machado de Assis - Don Casmurro - *****
St. Augustin - confessions - *****
????? - Sultana, an Arab Princess - *****
Confucius - Sayings - ***
Samuel Beckett - Waiting for Godot - **
José Régio - O Meu caso - ***
Karl Marx - Capital - *
Emmanuel Kant - Critique of Pure Reason - **; Critique of Practical Reason - *; Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime - ****
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method - *****
Hegel - Lectures on Aesthetics - **; Phänomenologie des Geistes - **
Martin Heidegger - Sein und Zeit - *****

[quote="Pfaffenhoffen, post:30, topic:259711"]
My contribution. The stars mean the importance for me, not if I liked or not.

Book Shelves in My Mind - I read them and they marked my thought but some I do not have them.

Henri Charrière - Pappillon and Banco - *****
Viktor Frankl - Man's Search for a Meaning - *****
Tolstoi - War and Peace - *****
Dostoievsky - Crime and Punishment - ***
James Joyce - Ulysses - ***
Ernest Hemingway - The old man and the sea - *
Naguib Mahfouz - Whisper of Madness - *
Rabindranath Tagore - Yogayog - *
Camilo José Cela - La familia de Pascual Duarte - ****
Gabriel García Márquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude - *
Pedro Arrupe - Este Japón Increible - *****
Teillhard de Chardin - The Phenomenon of Man - *****
Cervantes - The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha - ***
Jean-Paul Sartre - La nausée - **
Pearl Buck - Dragon Seed - **
Luigi Pirandello - Dona Mimma - ***
Thomas Mann - Death in Venice - *
Selma Lagerlöf - Jerusalém - **
????- Myself a mandarin - **
Machado de Assis - Don Casmurro - *****
St. Augustin - confessions - *****
????? - Sultana, an Arab Princess - *****
Confucius - Sayings - ***
Samuel Beckett - Waiting for Godot - **
José Régio - O Meu caso - ***
Karl Marx - Capital - *
Emmanuel Kant - Critique of Pure Reason - **; Critique of Practical Reason - *; Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime - ****
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method - *****
Hegel - Lectures on Aesthetics - **; Phänomenologie des Geistes - **
Martin Heidegger - Sein und Zeit - *****

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Thanks for all the inspiration! Some of these I have read, but do not own. I am lucky enough to live in a city that has been declared to be the leading US city in library use! Yesterday I returned ten books, and checked out another 10 books. Of course, I am a professional reader (it's true, some of us get paid to read!).

Thanks for the analysis of my reading habits, also, Pfaffenhoffen. Are you in Germany? I was stationed in Ramstein, Pfalz, 30 years ago--my daughter was born in Landstuhl.:)

[quote="Pfaffenhoffen, post:30, topic:259711"]
Dostoievsky - Crime and Punishment - ***

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I'm in the middle of reading this now! The Brothers Karamazov is probably my favorite novel.

James Joyce - Ulysses - ***

Do you enjoy punishment? :p

Teillhard de Chardin - The Phenomenon of Man - *****

I have not read, but I'm interested in reading this fellow after reading Cardinal Ratzinger's thoughts on him in Introduction to Christianity.

St. Augustin - confessions - *****

It seems silly that I have not yet read this.

Wow all yous sound so smart! My bookshelves are a mess and make me look stoopid:p

Making Children Mind Without losing Yours :rolleyes:(a scam)
Webster's new Thesaurus
American Sign Language Dictionary
The Double Daring Book for Girls
Keeping A Nature Journal
The Official Scrabble players Dictionary
12 and 12;)
The Way of the Mystics
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Ferdinand
Poetry for the Spirit
Fun With the Family in Illinois
Biscuits new trick
The Bellybutton Book

All arranged haphazardly in no particular logical order.
What do you think it all MEANS?

[quote="petitfleur, post:33, topic:259711"]
Wow all yous sound so smart! My bookshelves are a mess and make me look stoopid:p

Making Children Mind Without losing Yours :rolleyes:(a scam)
Webster's new Thesaurus
American Sign Language Dictionary
The Double Daring Book for Girls
Keeping A Nature Journal
The Official Scrabble players Dictionary
12 and 12;)
The Way of the Mystics
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Ferdinand
Poetry for the Spirit
Fun With the Family in Illinois
Biscuits new trick
The Bellybutton Book

All arranged haphazardly in no particular logical order.
What do you think it all MEANS?

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You're not stoopid, you just picked a bookshelf that I didn't! I have most of your books, scattered among the other 11 bookcases. Sounds like you have lucky children whose parents read to them.

The Reading Mother

I had a Mother who read to me
Sagas of pirates who scoured the sea,
Cutlasses clenched in their yellow teeth,
“Blackbirds” stowed in the hold beneath.

I had a Mother who read me lays
Of ancient and gallant and golden days;
Stories of Marmion and Ivanhoe,
Which every boy has a right to know.

I had a Mother who read me tales
Of Gelert the hound of the hills of Wales,
True to his trust till his tragic death,
Faithfulness blent with his final breath.

I had a Mother who read me the things
That wholesome life to the boy heart brings—
Stories that stir with an upward touch,
Oh, that each mother of boys were such!

You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be—
I had a Mother who read to me.

                          Strickland Gillian

Thank you for posting that poem Peggy! I do like to read to my kids. I still read to my oldest who is thirteen;) especially now the weather is turning on us.:thumbsup:

[quote="Peggy_in_Burien, post:31, topic:259711"]
Thanks for all the inspiration! Some of these I have read, but do not own. I am lucky enough to live in a city that has been declared to be the leading US city in library use! Yesterday I returned ten books, and checked out another 10 books. Of course, I am a professional reader (it's true, some of us get paid to read!).

Thanks for the analysis of my reading habits, also, Pfaffenhoffen. Are you in Germany? I was stationed in Ramstein, Pfalz, 30 years ago--my daughter was born in Landstuhl.:)

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Pfaffenhofen is near Munich.
If you want, where is your famous city?

[quote="chipeto, post:32, topic:259711"]
I'm in the middle of reading this now! The Brothers Karamazov is probably my favorite novel.

Do you enjoy punishment? :p NO. I started 3 times and only on the 4th I read it by force. For it is a leading author in European Literature. and is.

I have not read, but I'm interested in reading this fellow after reading Cardinal Ratzinger's thoughts on him in Introduction to Christianity.

It seems silly that I have not yet read this.

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My Father's favorite, because he lead a life like St. Augustin, before and after conversion. And my father's motto which I keep as mine: "My heart was by You, My Go, and can have happiness only in You".

[quote="petitfleur, post:33, topic:259711"]
Wow all yous sound so smart! My bookshelves are a mess and make me look stoopid:p

Making Children Mind Without losing Yours :rolleyes:(a scam)
Webster's new Thesaurus
American Sign Language Dictionary
The Double Daring Book for Girls
Keeping A Nature Journal
The Official Scrabble players Dictionary
12 and 12;)
The Way of the Mystics
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Ferdinand
Poetry for the Spirit
Fun With the Family in Illinois
Biscuits new trick
The Bellybutton Book

All arranged haphazardly in no particular logical order.
What do you think it all MEANS?

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You are like a bee which is going from flower to flower trying one and other. Maybe it is your character. Maybe you will ever be this way. After all, bees have always been that way and will always been that way. And they produce good honey. and, beauticully, honey from the various flowers that they visit. Honey of different flavours.

I do not know your age. If you are young, maybe you will one day stay within 5/10 subjects wher you will center you life.

Or maybe not.

I always bet: I bet you will always be a bee.

A beatiful one-

[quote="Pfaffenhoffen, post:37, topic:259711"]
Pfaffenhofen is near Munich.
If you want, where is your famous city?

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Seattle, Washington State, USA.

Munich is in a very pretty part of Germany. The area around Seattle is forested and green much like Munich. I'll look up your city on my German map.:)

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