Saturday, July 22, 2006

Peek inside the apartment

Because you can learn a lot from what people read.

Books on the secondary bookshelf in the computer/boys' room, in the order that they appear (x- denotes my books):
The Quiet American, Graham Greene
Living on the Couch, Irvin D. Yalom
Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt
All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
x-Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
Grand Expectations, James T. Patterson
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States of America 1789-1989
The Magician's Assistant, Ann Patchett
Goodnight, Nebraska, Tom McNeal
x-Baseball for Brain Surgeons and Other Fans, Tim McCarver
Butter Midnight's Cafe, Sandra Dallas
The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
Ten Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Went Out into The Real World, Maria Shriver
Then She Found Me, Elinor Lipman
Jitterbug Perfume, Tom Robbins
Timeline, Michael Crichton
Jitterbug Perfume, Tom Robbins (again)
x-The Universal Journalist, David Randall
Moby-Dick, Herman Melville
x-For Whom The Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
Philadelphia: Fodor's 12th Edition
x-Who's Your Caddy?, Rick Reilly
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, James Patterson
x-The Plot Against America, Philip Roth
Atonement, Ian McEwen
Girl With a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood
x-NASCAR Rematch at Richmond (children's book; freebie from RIR)

Second row:
x-ESPN, The Uncensored History, Mike Freeman
x-Pennsylvania Breweries, 2nd Edition, Lew Bryson
x-Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
x-The Numbers Game, Alan Schwarz
x-Killing Yourself to Live, Chuck Klosterman
Diplomacy, Henry Kissinger
Personal History, Katherine Graham
Enduring Love, Ian McEwen
Songs in Ordinary Time, Mary McGarry Morris
The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
Hearse of a Different Color, Tim Cockey
Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
Dublin (travel guide)
Before Women had Wings, Connie May Fowler
x-The Elephants of Style, Bill Walsh
x-Strunk and White's Elements of Style
x-The American Tradition in Literature (multiple eds.)
x-Seven Barrel Brewery Brewer's Handbook, Noonan, Redman, Russell
AAA Mid-Atlantic (travel guide)
The Widow Killer, Pavel Kohout
The Debt to Pleasure, John Lanchester
x- Home of the Game, The Story of Camden Yards, Thom Loverro
x- Coaching Football, Tom Flores
x- The Junction Boys, Jim Dent
x- A Family History (The Sopranos), Allen Rucker
x- U.S. Special Forces, Southworth and Tanner

Third Row:
Forced Exit, Wesley J. Smith
x- October 1964, David Halberstam
x- Style, Joseph M. Williams
x- The Compact History of the Civil War, R. Earnest Dupuy and Trevor Nevitt Dupuy
Richer By Far, Elizabeth C. Main
The Honk and Holler Opening Soon, Billie Letts
x-Sports Illustrated: Fifty Years of Great Writing (multiple eds.)
The Crimson Pedal and The White, Michael Faber
Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins
The Inn at Lake Devine, Elinor Lipman
The Reader, Bernhard Schlink
Chocolat, Joanne Harris
Barrel Fever, David Sedaris
A Year In Provence, Peter Mayle
The Protest State, Ethan Hawke
x- The Jungle, Upton Sinclair
Like Water in Chocolate, Laura Esquirel
Yellow Jack, Josh Russell
Another Roadside Attraction, Tom Robbins
Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier

There's more back there, but they're buried behind a small speaker. Though I had enough motivation to type out damn near every book on the shelf, I'm not that motivated.

And perhaps that tells you more than what's on the bookshelf.

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