- member since December 21, 2008
lol.. My wife was the motivation to move them out of the house. I had intended to for years but it was a major project and I kept putting it off. :) She and a friend helped me put put bamboo flooring in the new library and move the books from the house to it. I still have to build shelves to hold 75% of the books though. I have had about 50 or 60 box's of them that haven't been unpacked in years.
A small 8000 btu window unit is enough to keep the library cool during the summer. One day I will have them all on shelves and a nice sitting/study/reading area out there.
I do find myself buying more digital than physical books nowadays though. One small hard drive can hold 10 times as many books as my 48ft long 18 wheeler trailer turned into a library can.
lol.. thats only about 1/4 of my books. I don't have the rest cataloged yet. There is a ton of non fiction that isn't cataloged. Actually probably 4 or 5 tons. :) I had to buy a 48ft long trailer to move the books into as a library to get them out of the house. My foundations were sinking under the walls that had the books on them.
The majority of what is cataloged is just the sci fi paperbacks and even those are only about 2/3's of what I have. About 700 are from my amazon digital books and those are a mixed bag of stuff.
Welcome to the group based on the book 1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE.
There is a general explanation of the group and some answers to FAQ under the discussion thread GROUP GUIDELINES. The past BOTM (books of the month) can be found pinned to the top for 2010 and 2009 if you want to search discussions you can join in anytime.
Our August BOTMS are:
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
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Smila's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg
Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
Reasons to Live by Amy Hempl
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I found Consilience for free and just picked it off the shelf to read recently, it was a good book! I only knew Wilson from his ant books when I worked at Borders. Didn't even think to look for the ant documentary apparently it's hard to rent but I'll keep looking.
Dennis, did you read Marfa Lights yet? Were the lights instrumental in the deaths of anyone? I think they, the lights, may be a plot by extra-terrestrials to confuse earthlings, resulting in erratic, and perhaps, homicidal behavior. Let me know if my theory is correct.
I am a new author and I have posted three books on Amazon Kindle, Smashwords, B&N, etc., and would be delighted if you would add one or more of my books to your TBR list. If you could also write a review, that would be super.
The titles and links for the books are as follows:
The Ghost Of A Flea - A romantic murder mystery set in NYC
Quarantine – A sci-fi thriller set in East Africa
The Watcher – An occult thriller set in New England
Thank you for taking the time to consider my request.
Have a great day.
John Brinling, author
Here's a suggestion for you. I just finished reading Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman It is non fiction and tells of a woman who began traveling in her 50s and was quite adventurous on meeting and staying with people. She also has written over 70 children's books. It's in paperback. Philamer sent it for my birthady.
Hello Dennis, The birding books are great and help feed the fascination with birds. I was looking into paddling the everglades and traveling the gulf coast birding trails, someday anyway. What time of the year did you go? Was there any other books you read related to the glades?