Sunday, July 1, 2007

The Drifts of Books Beside the Bed

[Originally posted at on May 22, 2007]

These are the books on my own side: not on top of the dresser (library books and kids' books) or on my husband's side.

These are shelved in a small nightstand, and piled around it on the floor. There are (ulp) 50. I didn't realize it had gotten quite that bad... ..

McCall Smith: two different #1 Ladies Detective Agency mysteries
O'Brien: Four different Master & Commander novels (I got becalmed in Book 4)
Powell: Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipesm 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
Owen: The Darkened Room: Women, Power, and Spiritualism in Late Victorian England
Gruen: Water for Elephants
Safran Foer: A Convergence of Birds: Original Fiction and Poetry Inspired by the Work of Joseph Cornell
Barrett, Voyage of the Narwhal
Horn: Bees in America
Gore: The Travelling Death and Resurrection Show
Pullman: The Tiger in the Well (Sally Lockhart mystery)
Conan Doyle, The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1
Gordon, The Mystery and Magic of Trees and Flowers
Fisher, MFK Fisher: A Life in Letters
LeGuin, Steering the Craft, on writing
Hone, Dorothy Sayers: A Literary Biography
Ellis, The Inn at the Edge of the World
Purcell, Owl's Head
Flanagan: Gould's Book of Fish: A Novel in 12 Fish
Rathbone: The Guyund: A Scottish Journal
LeGuin: The Other Wind
LeGuin: A Wizard of Earthsea (mass market paperback too poorly printed to read)
Tan: The Bonesetter's Daughter
Burridge and Edwards: Opium and the People: Opiate Use in 19th Century England
Barrow: Independent Spirits: Spiritualism and English Plebians, 1850-1910
Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies
Lipman: My Latest Grievance
Hillerman: The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century
Wynott: Following the Bloom: Across America with the Migratory Beekeepers
Barber: Wonder Cabinet: Poems
Slavin: The Extra-Large Medium
Burr: The Best Old Movies for Families
Botz: The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death
Mackay: An Encyclopedia of Small Antiques

A confession: There are a half dozen or so additional titles I can't bring myself to list. Suffice it to say they fall into the categories of Self Improvement and Parenting. 'Nuf said.

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