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Book list!

So, I mentioned a post back that I had a bunch of books that were in my "I need to read these" pile. I finally compiled that pile (I like the word pile...pilepilepile...yep, it's lost all meaning now) and, for my own use and your entertainment, I present the list to you.


Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
The Singer Trilogy, Calvin Miller
They Have a Word for It: A Lighthearted Lexicon of Untranslatable Words & Phrases, Howard Rheingold
The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide, Douglas Adams (yes, I know, bad Stephie for not having read it yet)
The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse, Robert Rankin (on loan from Deleva)
The Great Book of Amber, Roger Zelazny
Fool's Errand, Robin Hobb
Golden Fool, Robin Hobb
Fool's Fate, Robin Hobb
Assassin's Apprentice, Robin Hobb
Lady of the Forest, Jennifer Roberson (on loan from Deleva)
The Neverending Story, Michael Ende (trans. by Ralph Manheim)
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Mary Roach
Stardust, Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Douglas Adams
Farenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (*hangs head in shame for not having read it yet*)
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language, Steven Pinker
Mirror Mirror, Gregory Maguire
Gods, Graves & Scholars: The Story of Archeology, C. W. Ceram
A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (we do have the others in the series that are out, but I need to get through this one first before I think about the others)
Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt
The Food Taster, Peter Elbling
The Bromeliad Trilogy, Terry Pratchett
Kingdom Come, Mark Wade & Alex Ross
Batman: Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller
Watchmen, Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons


The major criteria for this list were books that are a) in the apartment (as in, we already own it) and b) have not been read/completed though they've been around for many a moon.

So, yeah. No new books until at least two off the list are finished - one new book for each two that are completed. Heaven only knows how much money I may end up saving. :) The only exception is the next Harry Potter, and that's because I've been waiting for that since...well, since I finished reading the last one.

La!

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fireballof3
Jun. 1st, 2005 05:11 am (UTC)
Ah, so you're STRIPping with your books!
STash
Reduction
Implementation
Process

Just don't partake of any book SEX!
Stash
Enhancement
eXperiences

My wife says that mail SEX is the best, so just stay off Amazon for a while.

Sorry, blame my wife, who has been STRIPping with her cross-stitch for a couple months now
knittinggoddess
Jun. 1st, 2005 07:40 am (UTC)
...there are acronyms for such behavior?
fireballof3
Jun. 1st, 2005 02:12 pm (UTC)
There are some odd groups of cross-stitchers out there...
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knittinggoddess
Jun. 1st, 2005 07:36 am (UTC)
Ooooh, Stiff is an AWESOME book. Yes yes yes.

Fahrenheit 451 is one of those books that I've started to read, and just as I was getting into it, I lose the book. It's...somewhere under my bed, I'm sure.

The Ancestor's Tale is the hottest book I've read this year but I think people are sick of me recommending it. And it's a veritable tome.

Surely you've read other Hitchhiker's Guide books, no?

If Game-Night-At-Katie's is going to be a regular thing, I'm sure I'll see you there one of these Saturdays.
pict_shrink
Jun. 2nd, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
Assassin's Apprentice is fantastic, the second in that trilogy is ok, and the third is bad (I know the latter two aren't on your list, but it *is* a trillogy). I haven't read Hobb's other stuff. Neverwhere is awesome! Is your Ultimate Hitchiker's the one with all 4 books in it, or just Hitchiker? Either way, good book (and the movie wasn't half bad). I blush to say I've only seen the movie of Name of the Rose, but that was really good. And Stiff is pretty interesting; it's one of the "med school books" my parents got me.

waml! :*
gamethyme
Jun. 2nd, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's has all five books. And "Young Zaphod Plays It Safe."
pict_shrink
Jun. 2nd, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC)
I sit (comfortably) corrected. :) It's been at least 5 years since I've picked that book up, much less read it.
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