Saturday, January 05, 2008

My Bookshelf: Part II

It's really interesting to see what's important when you start packing. I figure it would be easiest to go through my books first, and get rid of the ones I don't really need. What was packed first? Starting with the highest priority:
  • Science fiction/fantasy/horror - Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Clive Barker, Stephen King, Lovecraft
  • Classics - Margaret Atwood, Umberto Eco, Irving, Vonnegut, and Antoine St. Exupery
  • Miscellaneous Favorites - Sam Shepard's "Cruising Paradise Tales" and Olivia Judson's "Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice To All Creation"
  • Nature and Naturalists - Geyata Ajilvsgi's "Wildflowers of Texas", Pete Dunne "Tales of A Low-Rent Birder", and "Messages from the Wild" by Frederick Gehlbach
What's really cool is finding old receipts inside the books, and being reminded of when and where I was when I bought the book. I remember reading "Paradise Tales" in a small darkened theater, while I was working at the Intel booth during the American Smithsonian Tour in San Jose, California. I bought Dr. Tatiana's book from Elliot Bay Book Company in Seattle, while I was visiting some good friends - we visited Elliot Bay THREE times while I was there! And the hardcover Lovecraft collection I picked up at a bookshop in Haight Ashbury.

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

you gotta visit again so we can hit Elliot Bay!