“If you are like me, you like to snoop through other people’s libraries to see what they are reading.”
Hope said it; I confess it.
One thing I’ve (re)learned about myself:
Acquisition is a thrill.
I have more books on my Kindle than I could read in…forever.
But I love knowing they are there.
A Gentle Madness.
1. A friend gave me his Kindle; I’ve kept his titles, marked with *. (* = not necessarily free)
2. I winnowed my Paperbackswap Wish List, erasing any titles I could get free on Kindle.
3. I’m reading my Bible on Kindle. Good for reading, not for studying.
4. My favorite is the underline feature. I can go to “My Clippings” for the underlined bits.
5. I don’t think I’ve spent more than $5 on Kindle books.
6. For the record, I still prefer reading print books.
7. But I like getting books I don’t have to store.
8. Why no Shakespeare? I ask myself.
9. Why no Trolllope? I can fix that.
My Kindle Library
1928 Book of Common Prayer
Adventures of Prickly Porky :: Thornton Burgess
Adventures of Reddy Fox :: Thornton Burgess
Alarms and Discursions :: G.K. Chesterton
All Things Considered :: G.K. Chesterton
An Altar in the World :: Barbara Brown Taylor *
American Lion: Andrew Jackson :: Jon Meacham *
Among the Tibetans :: Isabella Bird
The Art of the Commonplace :: Wendell Berry
Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog :: Laurie Sacher *
Boundaries :: Henry Cloud & John Townsend *
Brothers Karamazov :: Fyodor Dostoyesvsky
Burgess Bird Book :: Thornton Burgess
Changes That Heal :: Henry Cloud *
Classic Westerns: 18 Novels by Zane Grey *
Creative Habit ::Twyla Tharp *
Crime and Punishment :: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Essays in the Art of Writing :: Robert Louis Stevenson
The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains :: Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
Farthest North :: Dr. Fridtjof Nansen
The First Tycoon :: T. J. Stiles
French Women Don’t Get Fat :: Mireille Guiliano
Grace Notes :: Philip Yancey *
The Greatest Hits of G.K. Chesterton
(Flying Inn, Innocence of Fr. Brown, Man Who was Thursday, Napoleon of Notting Hill, Wisdom of Fr. Brown, Heretics, Orthodoxy)
The Hawaiian Archipelago :: Isabella Bird
Her Fearful Symmetry :: Audrey Niffenegger *
Holy Bible, New Living Translation *
Holy Bible, New American Standard Bible
In Defense of Food :: Michael Pollan *
In Europe: Travels Through the Twentieth Century :: Geert Mak
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl :: Harriet Ann Jacobs
Jesus Wants to Save Christians :: Rob Bell and Don Golden *
The Journals of Lewis and Clark
Leaves of Grass :: Walt Whitman *
Love Wins :: Rob Bell *
Made to Stick :: Dan Heath *
Manalive :: G.K. Chesterton
Middlemarch :: George Eliot
The Mind at Work :: Mike Rose *
The Mountains of California :: John Muir
Notes on Old Edinburgh :: Isabella Bird
The Omnivore’s Dilemma :: Michael Pollan *
Orthodoxy :: G.K. Chesterton
Penrod and Sam :: Booth Tarkington
The Rainbow Trail :: Zane Grey *
Rumors of Another World :: Philip Yancey *
The Rustlers of Pecos County : Zane Grey *
Sense and Sensibility :: Jane Austen
The Spirit of the Border :: Zane Grey *
The Splendid Idle Forties :: Gertrude Atherton
Tales of Lonely Trails :: Zane Grey *
The Thirty-Nine Steps :: John Buchan
A Thousand Days in Tuscany :: Marlena De Blasi *
Through the Brazilian Wilderness :: Theodore Roosevelt
The Victorian Age in Literature :: G.K. Chesterton
Wide Awake :: Erwin Raphael McManus
The Wild Knight and Other Poems :: G.K. Chesterton
The Worst Journey in the World :: Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Oh good, now I’ve had a serendipitous moment…I was just looking at your Nov 14th post, and decided to log in so I could say hi.As soon as I had logged in, this Kindle library post appeared :)Thank you for it and recent posts, including some Mabel Lucy Attwood like pictures.Jackug is still around, but not spending so much time on the blogs these days.
Haha! I just posted the November 14th a few minutes ago. Good for you: “not spending so much time on the blogs these day.” Same for me!Tonight I listened to this and thought you would enjoy it.http://youtu.be/glEIhCP_BDYBlessings, Carol
Fun list, Carol. I’ve added Zane Grey and Robert Louis Stevenson titles to my “read someday” lists.
Thank you. I did enjoy it.Going back to Kindle, do you download your material from Gutenberg? Do you remember where you got Wendell Berry’s “Art of the Commonplace” from? @magistramater –
@jackug – I downloaded it from Amazon. It was free for a short period of time. I haven’t dowloaded from Gutenberg. (Can you do that?) I’ve just used Amazon. Yikes! You may be opening more avenues to me!
Oh yes. You can certainly download from Gutenberg, all free, Kindle friendly and all 🙂 But sometimes the formatting does seem to be odd, and quite a bit of space can be taken up by long licence agreements. But if you later find you don’t want it, deleting is not difficult. I seem to miss these Amazon offers… @magistramater –
@jackug – Well now. Wow. I hardly trust myself to head over to Gutenberg. Oh my. You know, I’m certain that I didn’t find the free Wendell Berry title on Amazon by myself. Some blogger must have mentioned it. Or someone on Facebook.
I love Hope’s quote about snooping through people’s library. . I confess as well. I even try and read the titles of books in magazine/catalog ads Everyone in the family owns a Kindle but me. Perhaps this Christmas one will show up in my stocking.