Saturday, May 21, 2005

Alison Made Me

Total Number of Books I Own: This week, 6,093. They're catalogued by title and author and cross-referenced by subject and genre, too.

Go ahead, hate me.

Last Books I Bought:
In Search of Mary, The Woman and the Symbol by Sally Cuneen
Civil War Curiosities by Webb Garrison
The Sheep Book, A Handbook for the Modern Shepherd by Ron Parker

Le Sang du temps by Maxime Chattam
The Abandoned by Douglas Clegg
Last Girl Dancing by Holly Lisle (on order)

Last Books I Read:
The History of Warfare by John Keegan
How We Die : Reflections on Life's Final Chapter by Sherwin B. Nuland
Lecture Notes on Radiology by P.R. Patel

Loving Mercy by Teresa Bodwell
Threads of Malice by Tamara Siler Jones

5 Books That Mean A Lot To Me:

The Bible

It's always been in my life, one way or another.

Diplomacy of Wolves and Talyn by Holly Lisle

Both are brilliant, beautiful, and haunt me.

An Unbreakable Bond by Robyn Donald

The most intense, heart-breaking romance I've ever read.

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The first book that inspired me positively.

I am tagging everyone who reads this post and hasn't been tagged. How's that for lazy?


  1. Anonymous12:20 AM

    Thanks for getting The Abandoned, but I feel I've got to warn you: it's an over-the-top horrorfest and has no socially redeeming value whatsoever. Not all my novels are like that. In fact, my best novels probably aren't. But The Abandoned was fun to write and from what I'm hearing back, horror readers have been having fun with it, too.

    At some point, send me your address, and I'll mail you a couple of the other ones, like The Hour Before Dark and Afterlife.

    Thanks for grabbing it, though.


  2. Eight years ago, I had every book I owned logged into a data base. Then I got behind in making entries...

  3. Anonymous10:16 AM

    I'm not looking forward to putting my books into a database once we've moved and unpacked, but unless I do, I'm going to keep ending up with multiple copies of the same book. And I'd rather spend my book budget on different books. lol

  4. Anonymous1:50 PM

    Books with no socially redeeming value whatsoever are my cup of tea, Douglas. And a girl needs a good horrorfest now and then -- especially after being forced by her children to watch The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie on DVD.

    It was also rather cool to find it at my grocery store. I went over to grab the latest Dean Koontz pb, spotted The Abandoned on the rack next to it, and said to my daughter, "Hey, I know this guy" and bought your book instead.

  5. Anonymous8:16 PM

    Wowie. Wowie, wowie, wowie.

    I don't hate you, but I sure wouldn't mind trading bookshelves with you... :grin:

  6. LOL, PBW. my mom could give you a run for the money on books. She has three walls of floor to ceiling bookshelves packed with hardcovers. She buys pbs too, only she gives them all to me when she's done.

    My books are in alphabetical order. That's the most organization that I'm willing to do.

    I finished SURVIVOR IN DEATH by JD Robb last night. It's one of the best of the series -- the last two were good, but not up to par. This was fabulous. Next up: SATURDAY by Ian McEwan.


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